Friday August 9 2013
Moratti: Inter-Thohir talks continuing

Inter chief Massimo Moratti says that talks regarding the sale of his outfit will continue into the second half of August.

There were suggestions that Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir was just a matter of days away from buying a majority share in the Beneamata.

“To close a deal we need to agree on everything,” the oil baron stated outside of his offices in Milan. “There’s talk of continuing after mid-August.

“There are some things which are definitely still pending.

“I believe we’ll proceed by continuing to exchange information. The lawyers know more about it than I do, so I wouldn’t know what to tell you.

“Right now everything is tied to something else, so it all still has to be evaluated and examined. Then in the end we have to come to a general agreement.”

Speculation suggests that Moratti would still hold a position at San Siro, while former boss Leonardo could come in as a director.

“Will I still be President? We’ll see what is necessary for the club. As for Leonardo, right now it’s not something being discussed. Nor do I believe he’s been contacted by anyone else, which would have been something strange.”

Turning to matters on the field of play, Moratti was pleased with the recent penalty shoot-out win over Juventus.

“We saw an Inter with meaning and structure that looked good on the pitch, and one in which every player could express himself a bit better because he had the legs to do so.

“But now, however, I imagine the right intensity in training has started again, so I hope we’ll be ready. But now I don’t know with Real Madrid coming up…”

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