Wednesday February 24 2016
Berlusconi: ‘Mr Bee brings €100m’

President Silvio Berlusconi says Mr Bee has “a very good plan” for Milan, despite reports the deal is in jeopardy.

Bee Taechaubol has agreed to buy a 49 per cent stake in the Rossoneri for around €500m, but the deal has been beset by delays, with fears it could collapse entirely.

“We have to look forward at the ‘new football’,” Berlusconi told Italia 7 Gold.

“There are new owners coming in who made their fortune with oil. Milan has cost me €1.2bn in the last 30 years.

“We’ve thought of someone who can bring in new capital with the commercialisation of the brand in Asia. Mr Bee has presented us with a very good plan in that respect, which could allow us to bring in €100m per year.

“That would allow Milan to compete with the top European clubs again.

"He's a serious person, I hope to have him in the club. Unfortunately the partners he found are Chinese, and the crisis in the market meant these gentlemen withdrew.

"At the moment Mr Bee is looking at other markets, the United Arab Emirates etc, and we hope to conclude a deal before the end of the season.

"If we can't, we already have so many alternatives which will allow Milan to have new money."

Francesco Totti is in dispute with Roma, and could end his 27-year career with the Giallorossi at the end of the season.

It was reported in the past that the Diavolo had admired Er Pupone, was there ever a chance of him moving to San Siro?

“There was never that possibility. Symbols of a club aren’t sold and aren’t bought. It was different with [Alessandro] Nesta at Lazio though.

“The Biancocelesti decided to put Nesta up for sale, and in that case I got in ahead of Juventus and took him to Milan.”