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The former Italian Prime Minister is set to regain full control of the Serie A side after taking a back seat in 2006 because of a conflict of interest with his political role

AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed that he will soon regain the presidency of the Serie A champions.

The 75-year-old took control of Milan in 1986 and saved the club from bankruptcy by investing vast amounts of money.

Despite overseeing the club during one of the the most successful periods in their history, Berlusconi was forced to take a back seat in 2006 due to a conflict of interest with his role as Prime Minister of Italy.

However, he resigned from his role as head of the Italian government earlier in the month and it had been suggested he would take back his role as president of the San Siro outfit.

"I will take back AC Milan's presidency as soon as possible," he told reporters. "I am the president who has won the biggest number of titles in the world.

"[Santiago] Bernabeu, who is second, behind me, won half of my titles."

Berlusconi's remarks reflect the 13 representative honours Milan have won since he took control of the club, with Bernabeu having seven in comparison. The club have also won 15 domestic titles in the past 25 years.