Friday January 19 2018
Report: Thohir’s Inter purchase investigated

La Stampa reports that Erick Thohir’s purchase of Inter in 2013 is also being investigated by Italy’s financial police.

There have already been rumours about a probe into Milan, with accusations that former owner Silvio Berlusconi used the sale to Yonghong Li to bring illicit money into the country.

That allegation is denied by both parties, and no charges have been brought.

Now La Stampa is reporting that the Nerazzurri are also under investigation, with regard to the takeover by Erick Thohir in 2013.

The Indonesian businessman bought 70 per cent of the club from Massimo Moratti, before selling his shares to Suning Group and buying out Moratti, so he now retains 30 per cent.

According to the newspaper, the Guardia di Finanza is investigating the origin of €79m which was used to complete the 2013 takeover.

The suspicion is that the documentation relating to the money went through a path which is unclear to investigators.

As such they are poring over the transaction papers and speaking to people who played a direct role in the transaction five years ago.

Thohir is expected to sell his remaining shares in the coming months, and it’s believed he’s made a significant profit on his initial investment.

The former owner has not been charged with any crime in relation to this reported investigation.

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