Mohammed bin Salman ‘wants £850m Inter Milan takeover’ despite just buying Newcastle

Newcastle legend Alan Shearer discusses the club takeover

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Mohammed bin Salman bought Newcastle just a week ago – and reports say that he wants Inter Milan next for a huge £850million.

Newcastle have been installed as part favourites to sign many superstars given that they have a reported £190m transfer kitty for the January transfer window.

Jesse Lingard, Anthony Martial, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and even Erling Haaland have been linked with a move to Tyneside under the new Saudi owners.

Yet it appears those same owners are now set to invest money into another club too.

Some reports had claimed that the owners’ apparent bid for Inter following the Magpies takeover was a non-starter after rumours of a £850m move surfaced.

But according to Il Giorno, the Saudi consortium are in talks over a possible sale, with the Saudis ‘more and more insistent’ they want to own the Serie A club.

It is said that Mohammed bin Salman – the leader of the new bid – ‘would bet straight’ on Inter after the investment.

Current Inter owner Zhang Jindong has consistently asked for £850m to sell the Italian champions, and talks were reportedly underway over a sale before the Super League fiasco in April.

While reports were shut down, it appears their need to find money has supposedly forced the current owners to go back on their word and re-open negotiations.

Inter won the league last season under the guidance of Antonio Conte.

But the sales of Achraf Hakimi, Romelu Lukaku and Matteo Politano alongside doubts over the budget saw Conte leave.

This saw Simone Inzaghi take control after a successful five-year spell at Lazio.

Inter fans will want to see how the project at St James’ Park goes first before becoming excited about their potential new ownership.

And with players galore being linked, there is sheer excitement on Tyneside at the prospect of becoming a top side once again.

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“We’re going to invest, heavily, obviously,” director Amanda Staveley said to the Chronicle.

“But we have to do it within the confines of the rules of the Premier League.

“We’ll need to stick to the rules of the Financial Fair Play rules.”

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