AC Milan are reportedly considering their options in the Chinese market in order to obtain further investment in the club.
With the headlines being dominated by Chinese Super League outfits splashing significant amounts of money on signing marquee names in Europe, the Rossoneri appear set to turn things on their head and use the market to strengthen their own financial position.
The Serie A side have been in on-going negotiations with Bee Taechaubol about selling a 48 percent stake in the club, although there doesn’t appear to be any positive movement.
In turn, Paolo Berlusconi, the brother of owner Silvio, has spoken to Milan Channel, as reported by Football Italia, and detailed plans about looking for investors in the Far East.
“Silvio’s empire was based above all on television and with the crisis in that sector it’s natural Milan suffered too. This could’ve caused him to sell the club without worrying too much about what would become of Milan.
“Instead, he wants to grow Milan and take the side back to the levels where it belongs, to find new partners who not only bring in fresh capital, but also help the club grow.
“The Chinese market is, for us, the ideal solution. Without getting into details, there are several options in the Chinese market that are aimed at allowing us to invest a great deal of money.”
Berlusconi celebrates 30 years as president on Saturday, and he will certainly be desperate to get the club back to their lofty years of success in the late 80s, early 90s and their double Champions League success in the 2000s.
While there have been signs of a resurgence this season under Sinisa Mihajlovic, the Serbian tactician still has plenty of improvement to oversee in order to ensure that the Rossoneri continue to compete for a place in the top three in Serie A.
With additional investment in the coming years, Milan supporters will certainly hope that the club can continue their rebuild and find the solutions to their problems in recent years.