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They have specifically targeted Indonesian businessman, Erik Thohir and his 31% stake in the Serie A outfit. The club is controlled by Chinese Suning Commerce Group who own 68% of the club since 2016.
Thohir has operated as club president despite his 31% but reports confirm that an anonymous group from Hong Kong are looking to buy his shares. Negotiations have already begun and are expected to be completed by the following week.
Inter Milan are currently 3rd in the Serie A, 14 points behind leaders, Juventus. The side has not won the league title since the departure of Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician delivered a treble in 2010 along with a remarkable UEFA Champions League win.
The club has spent around £76m in transfers this season bringing in faces like Radja Nainggolan, Lautaro Martinez and Keita Balde. They have been knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur but are expected to make a strong run for the Europa League title.
According to the Italian news outlet, Gazzetta Dello Sport, “the operation was well underway but not at the point of signatures”. Things are not expected to change dramatically at the club with Zhang Jindong still holding majority of the shares.