Gazprom have officially denied growing rumours they are prepared to invest €180m into Milan.  “This story does not correspond with reality.”
The reports had already emerged over the last few days and spread to Spanish newspaper As this morning.
They were fuelled by Rossoneri patron Silvio Berlusconi’s alleged trip to Russia for talks with President Vladimir Putin, who has control over the state-run natural gas company.
“The story that Gazprom will be sponsors or co-owners of AC Milan does not correspond with reality,” announced spokesman Serghei Kuprianov.
It was considered entirely plausible, as Gazprom already have shares in Zenit, Schalke 04 and Red Star Belgrade.