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Inter Milan chief insists he must sell stake

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Inter Milan's majority stakeholder, Massimo Moratti, has stated that in order for the club to move forward, he must sell up to Indonesian tycoon Erick Thohir. 

The negotiations with Thohir have been running for some time but Moratti has recently conceded that a successful deal is essential for the long-term future of the Serie A outfit. 

Inter currently find themselves in a period of disarray, bearing debts of almost €300 million, and having seen their on-pitch fortunes diminish since the exit of Jose Mourinho in 2010. The side only managed a ninth placed finish last season. 

Potential new big wig Thohir, who is in control of several media groups in Asia, has been trying to strike a deal with Moratti, who currently owns close to 90 percent of Inter. 

Moratti, speaking to Gazetta dello Sport, said: "Today we find ourselves unable to create a system. We have outdated stadia and no format that can realistically attract worldwide interest. 

"Building a solid market outside Italy is a long process. A difficult and costly process. And we are up against tough opposition.

“The arrival of a shareholder from Asia, for example, makes that market much more approachable. 

"It also forces you to change managerial habits and attitudes. It opens up a world of new resources in a way that is almost automatic. Basically, it makes you even more international than something like the treble can.”


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