Suning Have Not Given Up Hope Of Retaining Inter Ownership, Italian Media Claim

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Inter owners Suning remain keen to retain their ownership of the club and are looking to bring investment in, rather than sanction a complete sale.

The Chinese retail conglomerate are facing mounting pressure amidst growing debts and have been in negotiations to offload the club, with British equity fund BC Partners amongst the frontrunners.

However, as reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Suning have turned their attention towards obtaining a short-term loan to cover the remainder of the season, or instead bring in a minority partner to allow them to continue overall ownership.

This has led to discussions with London-based Bain Capital to negotiate a loan to cover outstanding costs, with a view to continuing their ownership of the club should finances improve.

Meanwhile, talks with BC Partners are on-going over the complete sale of Inter, with the two parties thought to be some €200 million apart in valuation of the club.