Friday, 18 April 2008

Roma confirm takeover approach

Roma have on Friday confirmed that an unnamed investor is keen to take over the capital club.

The Serie A giants have consistently denied rumours of a sale but the club announced they have received "informal interest" for a takeover of the club.

However, they refused to name the interested party. Parent company Italpetroli said no agreement had been reached nor any financial terms been discussed.

American billionaires John Fisher and George Soros are reportedly interesting in acquiring the club.

"On Thursday a representative of Italpetroli received a visit from a representative of a potential investor interested in acquiring shares of the club," read a statement by Italpetroli.

"During the meeting there has been an informal interest expressed for the acquisition of the shares package of AS Roma.

"We would like to state that during the meeting the financial figures have not been defined and no agreement has been reached.

"We would like to confirm that there has been no procedure to sell such shares."

Italpetroli are the company founded in the 1960s by President Franco Sensi and are the majority shareholders of Roma.

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