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Soccer: Zanetti 'senses' Moratti won't sell up to Indonesian

Erick Thohir reportedly offering 260 million for 80% stake

Soccer: Zanetti 'senses' Moratti won't sell up to Indonesian

Milan, May 31 - Inter Milan captain Javier Zanetti said Friday that he sensed Chairman Massimo Moratti would resist the temptation to sell a controlling stake in the Serie A giants to an Indonesian businessman. Media magnate Erick Thohir has reportedly offered 260 million euros for an 80% stake in the club and is said to be willing to plough in a further 100 million to cover the three-time European champions' losses from recent years. "I honestly cannot imagine an Inter without Moratti," said Zanetti. "I know how important Inter is for Moratti. The sensation is that he'll keep going with us to remain a lead player. He's assessing the situation and we are waiting". Moratti is an oil businessman and the son of the late Angelo Moratti, who was Inter's chairman during its golden age from 1955 to 1968. The younger Moratti took over Inter in 1995. He has spent hundreds of million of euros on the club since then and seen the team win five Serie A titles, four Italian Cups, a Champions League, a Club World Cup and a UEFA Cup. Last year Inter announced they had reached an agreement for a major investment with a Chinese investor that would also involve the construction of a new stadium, but the deal subsequently fell through.

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