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Chinese Property Developer Wanda Group Eyes 30% Stake Of Serie A Club AC Milan

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 27 / 15

China's biggest property developer is "expanding sports empire in Europe," according to Emma Glez of CHINA DAILY. Dalian Wanda Group is interested in purchasing a 30% stake of Serie A side AC Milan, as the company "continues its shopping spree to build a sports empire in Europe." Wanda, which contro...

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