Sunday December 29 2019
Roma 'set for Friedkin takeover'

The Friedkin Group is reportedly on the verge of completing a €780m deal to buy Roma.

Talks have been ongoing for some time, but Il Messaggero claims an agreement between the two parties was found over the Christmas holidays.

As per the newspapers, negotiations are at a “very hot” stage, to the extent that a sale to Friedkin is “imminent”.

The Giallorossi have been owned by fellow American James Pallotta since 2012, and – for the time being – he is likely to stay on as a minority shareholder.

As for the new stadium, Il Messaggero states it will not be included in the deal, given the club has yet to receive official notice over its construction.

Despite that, the publication expects Czech tycoon Radovan Vitek to purchase the Tor di Valle plot of land for the venue from Eurnova.

That would then enable Friedkin to pay off Pallotta, who in turn is said to be expecting €80m.

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