Inter Milan are in talks over a potential takeover as Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir sets his sights on helping the club become a huge force in world football once again.
Thohir met with the president of the Serie 'A' side last week, with the tycoon keen to discuss a possible €300million investment which could see him earn a controlling stake in the club .
Despite positive talks, Thohir returned home admitting there was still a long way to go before any deal could potentially be completed.
"I don't know if the deal will go through or not. I don't know, and I don't know how long it will take," he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
"There are other things we need to work out with Inter, but everything is going in the right direction.
"Whether I take a minority share or a majority (share) will be important; we'll see what can be agreed."
Thohir made no secret of his plans for Walter Mazzarri's side, as he looks to restore Inter's status as one of the best sides in Europe.
"The goal is to make Inter one of the top 10 teams in the world," he concluded.
Following their historic treble season under Jose Mourinho in 2010, the club have suffered from a loss of form and players, failing to replace the likes of Samuel Eto'o and Wesley Sneijder at the San Siro.
Inter even failed to secure a European place last season, as they finished ninth in the Italian top flight.
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