NEWS
Monday January 13 2020
Lille: 'Elliott want to sell Milan'

Lille President Gerard Lopez claims Elliott Management intend to grow his club, whereas they “funded Milan to be bought” at a profit.

The US hedge fund is in control of Milan only because previous owner Yonghong Li defaulted on repayments on a €300m high-interest loan he had used to purchase the club from Silvio Berlusconi.

Elliott expanded their football investments by helping Lopez to fund Ligue 1 side Lille with another large loan of €140m.

However, the two approaches may well be different.

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NEWS
Friday July 26 2019
Lille: Pepe to Napoli for €80m

Lille’s President has confirmed that Napoli are ready to meet his €80m asking price for winger Nicolas Pepe.

Pepe’s representatives caused something of a stir yesterday when they landed in Dimaro for talks with Napoli, and Gerard Lopez revealed they were one of four clubs in the running to sign the 24-year-old.

“Last year we asked Pepe to stay, with the promise that we’d sell him in this transfer window,” Lopez told Tuttosport.

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