Raheem Sterling would turn down AC Milan despite ‘Man City star topping wish list of big name players amid £827m takeover of Italian giants by Bahrain-based asset manager Investcorp’
- Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is on AC Milan‘s summer transfer wish list
- The Serie A side are in talks over the club being sold to Bahrain-based Investcorp
- It’s expected the deal for the Serie A leaders could be worth around £827million
- New investment would allow the Italian side to buy from Europe’s biggest club’s
- The England international’s contract is due to expire in the summer of 2023
Raheem Sterling would spurn the chance of a move to Serie A if AC Milan formalised interest in the Manchester City forward following a prospective takeover from Investcorp.
The 27-year-old has been a regular starter at the Etihad Stadium this season, scoring 14 goals and picking up a further seven assists in 40 appearances.
The England international, whose contract expires in 2023, has embraced game time this term under Pep Guardiola and is under consideration at the San Siro.
Raheem Sterling is on AC Milan‘s wish list should their takeover from Investcorp get completed
The 27-year-old attacker Sterling has been a regular starter at the Etihad Stadium this season
Bahrain-domiciled asset manager Investcorp has entered into exclusive talks to purchase Serie A club AC Milan, in what would be the first takeover of a top Italian team by Middle East investors.
One source close to the talks told Reuters the deal to buy the seven-times European champions from current owner Elliott Management Corporation was near to completion.
A potential valuation for the club would be in the region of 1 billion euros (£827 million) including debt, the sources said.
AC Milan are in talks about the club being sold to Bahrain-based asset manager Investcorp
A potential valuation for the club would be in the region of £827 million including debt
The new investment will allow Milan to target more players from Europe’s top clubs – and Gazzetta dello Sport report that AC could tempt Sterling.
There are no suggestions that the winger is open to a switch to Italy, however, and he has not fielded an approach.
Milan are also interested in signing Real Madrid duo Marco Asensio and Isco as well as Ajax striker Sebastien Haller, and Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig.
They are also already said to be in advanced talks with Liverpool striker Divock Origi and Lille defender Sven Botman.
Milan are also interested in signing Real Madrid duo Marco Asensio (left) and Isco as well as Ajax striker Sebastien Haller, and Christopher Nkunku of RB Leipzig (right)
Investcorp manages over $42 billion in assets with business lines including private equity, real estate, absolute return investments, infrastructure, credit management, and strategic capital.
Investcorp and Elliott, which took over Milan in 2018, would not comment when contacted by Reuters.
A second source briefed with the matter confirmed talks between Elliott and Investcorp over a potential sale.
Milan have won Italy’s top flight league title 18 times but not since 2011. The club has struggled to recreate the glory years enjoyed under the ownership of Silvio Berlusconi and his Fininvest group