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Volume 6 No. 265
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Franchise Notes: Former Inter Milan President Says He Has No Intention To Buy Back Shares

Former Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti said that he has "no intention of buying shares in the club after he was linked with a bid" for current President Erick Thohir's stake. Thohir "ceded a majority stake to the Suning Group almost 18 months ago" but still owns 31% of shares. Moratti said, "I've already sold him 30 percent of the Nerazzurri, so why would I now want to buy it back?" (ESPN.com, 9/21).

La Liga side Villarreal offered Liga MX side Tigres a friendly match in the early October int'l break to "help raise funds for the victims of the recent earthquake in Mexico." There have been "upwards of 200 confirmed deaths following the 7.1-magnitude quake" which struck the country earlier this week (FOOTBALL ESPANA, 9/21).