Inter deny Chinese sale

CEO Michael Bolingbroke addressed Inter's staff to tell them there will be no sale of stocks to Chinese investors.

There are insistent rumours that President Erick Thohir is planning on selling 20 per cent of the club's stocks to the Chinese Suning Group.

The move would allow the Nerazzurri to remain financially competitive after a disappointing season that will almost certainly see them out of next year's Champions League.

CEO Michael Bolingbroke addressed Inter's staff to tell them there will be no sale of stocks to Chinese investors.

There are insistent rumours that President Erick Thohir is planning on selling 20 per cent of the club's stocks to the Chinese Suning Group.

The move would allow the Nerazzurri to remain financially competitive after a disappointing season that will almost certainly see them out of next year's Champions League.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports of an internal conference held by Bolingbroke with his staff members. The meeting did not include Coach Roberto Mancini, who was briefed by Thohir himself by phone.

Bolingbroke reportedly told his staff not to believe the Press, as Inter have no plans to sell any of their stocks. Instead, they are merely looking for a business partnership with a third party.

The CEO also denied any involvement of the Serie A club with the Panama Papers scandal, as the leak only has to do with Thohir's brother Garibaldi.

Inter's future remains very much uncertain, as Bolingbroke's statements must be weighed against former President Massimo Moratti's statements in the months before his sale to Thohir. The Italian, like Bolingbroke, declared that he was not going to sell.

It also remains to be seen what type of offer the Suning Group may have in mind before there can be any certainty of a sale.

Picture from Inter's official site

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