Alibaba chief Jack Ma, reportedly the richest man in China, is preparing an offer to buy Erick Thohir’s 31% stake in Inter.
Thohir’s share is reportedly valued at around €150m and Ma, along with business partner David Yu, are looking to sanction the deal through Yunfeng Capital – a Hong Kong-based fund the two created. Thohir stepped down as Inter’s president in October, and it has long been rumoured that the Indonesian is looking to sell his stake in the club.
Football Italia, via Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport, also report that Ma’s interest in Inter is likely linked to his 20% ownership of Chinese retailer Suning. That’s because Suning owns 68.55% of the club.