Suning are preparing to respond to BC Partners’ offer to buy Inter, according to an Italian broadcaster’s report today.

As per Sport Mediaset, an official response is expected soon for the British private equity fund’s proposal of €800 million plus bonuses to purchase a majority stake in the Nerazzurri, who are suffering acute financial problems.

BC Partners are said to be more interested than ever in the club, with Inter now sitting top of Serie A with a four-point lead over city rivals AC Milan, who sit second after Sunday’s derby.

The report goes on to add that football is no longer part of Suning’s plans, as evidenced by the rumours in the media that they have put their other club Jiangsu FC up for sale.

In fact, a Chinese media report earlier on today claimed that Suning have put the reigning Chinese Super League champions up for sale for a single cent, on the condition the new owner takes on all of their €63.8 million debts.