Inter are still aiming for the stars under owners Suning despite the club’s financial problems, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition said club president Steven Zhang was in no mood to downscale operations with the Nerazzurri, especially with Inter due to receive another healthy sum of money from UEFA Champions League qualification.
In order to give Suning the chance to invest again, they must secure a new partner who can guarantee fresh funds and take over LionRock Capital’s minority stake at the club.
US-based group Fortress is considered the favourite to buy into Inter at present, with the report suggesting they are intrigued by the Nerazzurri’s new stadium plans.
Zhang does not have a date for his return to Milan but it is expected to happen before too long, the Milan-based paper continued.
He will have to undergo a two-week quarantine when he arrives in Italy, but he should be finished in time to celebrate Inter’s likely Serie A title success when the season ends on May 23.
In addition to Inter’s financial situation, Zhang has four items on his to-do list before he can enjoy Antonio Conte’s side potentially winning the Scudetto.
Conte’s future is one of them, along with Inter’s sporting plans for next season, their stadium project and their hunt for a new main shirt sponsor to replace Pirelli.