Roma President James Pallotta released a statement admitting he has “no special insight” in talks with Chinese investors.
Reports emerged this week that Chinese businessmen were interested in becoming shareholders in the club, buying out at least some of Italian bank UniCredit’s stake in Roma.
“We are fortunate to be the stewards of a great organization that people are interested in and want to become a part of,” responded Pallotta in a statement this evening.
“Our goal as always is to pursue what is best for Roma. We have no special insight into UniCredit’s desire to sell its stake in Roma or its rather transparent motive for a public dialogue, so we like you will await the next news cycle to learn more…”
This makes it clear Pallotta and the American investors have no part in the negotiations between UniCredit and Chinese investors.
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