Jack Ma Eyeing AC Milan Stake

Asian wealth continues its steady flow into major European football clubs. According to reports in Europe Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma is said to be considering an offer to join a Chinese consortium who are currently surveying the Rossoneri’s accounts as part of a due diligence process. Japanese star Keisuke Honda who has been at AC Milan since January 2014 already ensures interest from Asian based fans.

Negotiations might make for an interesting sporting event on their own with AC Milan being a subsidiary of Fininvest Group the media conglomerate owned by former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.

With the massive Alibaba distribution network AC Milan shirts could soon become a ubiquitous item on the streets of China, a market all European clubs continually try to please.

There are also rumours of a Thailand based consortium that have reportedly been working closely with Paolo Maldini with a view to instilling the former Milan favourite as director of football at the club.

It is thought that a majority stake in the club would potentially cost in the region of €500 million upwards.


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