Wednesday September 26 2012
Chocolate magnate for Milan?

There are reports that Milan are in preliminary talks to sell the club to Michele Ferrero, the head of a chocolate empire.

President Silvio Berlusconi is said to be increasingly frustrated with the pressures of running a football club and is on the look-out for new investors.

Newspaper ‘Leggo’ today claims there are early negotiations with Ferrero for a sale in early 2013.

Ferrero is the head of a chocolate empire that includes Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, making him one of the richest men in Italy.

It’s claimed he has already analysed the books and is preparing to step in with at least a partial investment.

There have been suggestions in recent months that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva were sold in order to balance the books, therefore making Milan more appetising for investors.