AC Milan: Silvio Berlusconi sells Italian giants to Chinese investors

Silvio Berlusconi
AC Milan won 29 trophies during Berlusconi's tenure

Chinese investor Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux has completed its £628m (740m euro) takeover of AC Milan, promising "significant capital increases".

The Serie A club have been owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi since 1986.

A new stadium is on the new owners' agenda, according to the club's general manager Marco Fassone.

"We want to give AC Milan a stadium in the short term," he said.

AC Milan and fierce rivals Inter Milan, also Chinese-owned, rent the 80,000-seat San Siro from Milan's city council.

"We know that in Italy it cannot happen straight away," added Fassone.

"Whether it's San Siro or a newly built stadium, as long as the club can have its own stadium."

AC Milan have not won Serie A since 2011 and finished seventh, 10th and eighth in the past three seasons.

They are sixth in the league, 20 points behind leaders Juventus.

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