Takeover to be ratified in Friday’s board meeting.
New Inter Milan owner Erick Thohir landed in Italy on Thursday morning ahead of talks regarding the future of the club and Massimo Moratti’s position.
The wealthy Indonesian businessman has agreed to buy a 70 per cent stake in the club, and will ultimately look to clear the debt before investing in various aspects of the organisation.
While Thohir will have the takeover ratified during Friday’s board meeting, it is understood that he will hold discussions with Moratti over the presidency issue.
It had been reported that the new owner was keen to keep Moratti on board and use his experience and contacts moving forward given his reputation in the game.
However, there has been some confusion in recent weeks and the pair are expected to sit down and discuss the plan for the much-loved former patron.
“I’m happy to be here,” Thohir stated as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I’ll now meet with Moratti and then I’ll speak in a Press conference.”
The DC United owner has also been accompanied to Italy with colleagues Rosan Roeslani and Handy Soetedjo as they look to complete their takeover and begin working on the club.
It is expected that Thohir will also visit the training ground at Appiano Gentile where he will meet with coach Walter Mazzarri and technical director Marco Branca.
While there have been no reports of the new owner wanting a change in management, it remains to be seen whether or not he will wish to make his own mark on the Nerazzurri, which would follow a similar pattern to foreign owners at various other clubs.