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Italian football club AC Milan sold to China-backed consortium

Former Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was the owner AC Milan since 1986. Photograph: (AFP)

AFP Milan, Italy Apr 13, 2017, 12.39 PM (IST)

Serie A giants AC Milan were sold to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux on Thursday in a deal which sees the Chinese-led consortium take a 99.9% stake in the club.

The seven-time European champions who are Italy's most successful club in international competition, have been owned by former three-time Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi since 1986.

A joint statement by AC Milan's holding company Fininvest and Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux said: "Today Fininvest has completed the sale of the entire stake owned in AC Milan - equal to 99.93% - to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux."

(AFP)

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