Indonesian magnate Erick Thohir won over journalists with a gift and promised to be “back very soon” to continue Inter talks.
The billionaire is currently in Milan for face-to-face negotiations with Inter President Massimo Moratti, though a deal does not appear to be imminent.
“I have the utmost respect for Moratti. I expect to be back in Milan very soon,” Thohir told Sky Sport Italia.
He also won over journalists who had been waiting outside his hotel for two days by sending down cold drinks.
“I wanted to thank them for their patience in waiting. I don’t want to get into details of the negotiations out of respect for Moratti.
“I don’t want to bring in outside directors, nor export a model like the one at DC United.”
Thohir also visited the official Inter shop in the city.