Silvio Berlusconi has claimed the deal with Bee will be signed at the end of the month and announced the plans for a new stadium are pretty much irrelevant right now.
Berlusconi and Mister Bee met at Arcore last night for a brief get-together as the two are planning to sign the papers that will see Taechaubol and his group getting control of 48% of Milan in 2 weeks.
Silvio spoke to the press afterwards, providing an update on Bee and also putting a stop to new stadium plans, saying they’re likely to stay at San Siro.
“Our goal is to return to being the protagonists in Europe and in the world,” Silvio said. “The deal with Mr. Bee? It’s very sensible. We have looked at different points of collaboration, all good. We focus on marketing the brand of Milan not only in China, where we have 242m fans, but in all Eastern countries.
“We have a very serious marketing plan which should lead to an increase in revenue for Milan of over €100 million a year. If the signing is just a formality? I think so. Bee is handling himself very seriously and he’s a welcome partner. I think we can do excellent work for Milan. If the deal with Taechaubol will be closed on my birthday (which is on the 29th of September)? No, it will be closed a couple days after that.
“A new stadium in the Portello area? I think there have been many considerations and insights that have been negative, so I imagine that my feeling of affection towards San Siro will prevail. I know that San Siro is being prettified because next year it’ll host the Champions League final. I remember when San Siro was, among Italian stadiums, the best because it was created for football and there is no distance between the fans and the pitch. If Bee shares the idea of staying at San Siro? Yes. he is also very fond of it.”
Berlusconi added: “The derby? I finally saw a great game, with a very strong and good Milan, with good performances by all 11 members of the XI. I appreciate everyone. Also Balotelli strengthened the team when he came on. I have called and complimented Mihajlovic on the performance. The league is strong very long. A draw in the derby would have been a fair result considering how the match went.
“Balotelli? Mihajlovic met with him and some specific behavior rules were established: he gave me guarantees on Mario who so far has been impeccable. In a phone call I told him that this is his last big chance to show he’s a champion and he shouldn’t leave a bad memory.
“I spoke with Mihajlovic about the possibility of playing with three strikers. He will make the decision.”