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Volume 6 No. 214
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Younger Berlusconi Welcomes Inter Milan Takeover By Indonesian Billionaire Erick Thohir

Indonesian billionaire Erick Thohir's move to take over Serie A side Inter Milan "has got the approval" of Pier Silvio Berlusconi, who is the son of the president of rival club AC Milan, according to Eric Noveanto of GOAL. The younger Berlusconi stated that he will "welcome the Indonesian investor, who is fast closing in on sealing the deal, with open arms to the Serie A." Berlusconi: "If there are foreigners who are willing and able to invest in our football, then it is a good thing." But he also "took the opportunity to point out that Milan will never be up for sale." Berlusconi: "But I see this sport with a sense of romance and passion and my father also has the same perspective. That is why he will never sell Milan's shares" (GOAL, 7/5).