Wednesday May 29 2013
Moratti ups investor talks

Massimo Moratti could reportedly sell a minority share in Inter to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir, after holding talks this week.

The Gazzetta dello Sport report that President and owner Moratti has followed up early talks with Thohir over possible investment with a first face-to-face meeting this week.

It is seen that the Nerazzurri’s President is looking for money to boost the club’s competitive status on the transfer market and for a key partner to help fund development of a new stadium.

Thohir, who has investments in NBA side the Philadelphia 76ers and MLS team DC United and is President of the Southeast Asia Basketball Association, is seen as increasingly interested in the Italian side.

The 43-year-old reportedly began this week’s meeting with Moratti by making clear an intention primarily to buy La Beneamata outright, for which Moratti has indicated that he is not yet ready to do.

It is speculated that Moratti would be ready, though, to give up a minority stake with an agreement that in two years Thohir can purchase at least a 51 per cent shareholding.

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