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Leeds United chairman Radrizzani lines up Inter Milan takeover bid

Leeds United chairman, and majority stakeholder, Andrea Radrizzani is reportedly considering a €1 billion takeover bid for Serie A side Inter Milan.

That is according to financial media outlet Bloomberg, who report that any potential offer made by Radrizzani hinges on whether Leeds remain in the Premier League by the end of the season.

The Italian currently holds a 56% share in the Yorkshire club, with a takeover by American franchise San Francisco 49ers – who currently hold 44% – in the works.

It has been widely reported that an agreement is currently in place giving 49ers Enterprises the option to buy Radrizzani out by January 2024 at the latest – but it is generally believed that a full takeover is due to occur sooner.

Now, Bloomberg have provided an update on what is next for the Leeds chairman when this expected takeover occurs, listing him amongst a group of investors keen on purchasing Italian giants Inter Milan for a fee of around €1 billion.

It is also reported that the proceeds from selling Leeds to the 49ers would prove crucial in funding a potential bid, with Radrizzani able to command a higher fee were the Whites to remain a Premier League side next season.

This development comes after Radrizzani was recently appointed to the board of sports broadcaster DAZN.

It is not the first time the 48-year-old has been linked with a move to buy a club in his homeland after his interest in purchasing Salernitana was reported in 2021.

Representatives for Aser, Investcorp and Inter Milan all “declined to comment on the offers”, as per the Bloomberg report.

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