The Suning Group released an official statement confirming their interest in a 'strategic cooperation' with Inter.
In the wake of intense negotiations with the Nerazzurri, the Chinese conglomerate is expected to buy 20 per cent of the club's shares and agree to help them settle their debt.
Now the business group released an official statement, as reported by FcInterNews.it, which seems to confirm speculation regarding a Chinese 'grand plan' for the Biscione.
“Suning Investment Holding Group and Suning Sports are interested in a strategic cooperation with Internazionale Milano Football Club,” reads their statement. “The two parties are examining in depth the options to set up a broad partnership in the football environment and in the development of football in China, and they do not rule out the possibility of reciprocal investments.
“Once the contents of the cooperation have been established, it will be made official in China. We believe that international cooperation will provide a great boost for the promotion of the Suning team in Milan, while also boosting Inter, and Chinese football as a whole, which is very important for us.
“Our visit in Milan was of an excellent level, and we hope that this exchange with Inter, along with an experience of observation and learning, can improve the operational ability of Suning in the world of football, with the final objective of promoting the development of Chinese football.”