Sports World:Chinese company in AC Milan sale alert

Chinese company in AC Milan sale alert

MILAN • Italy's billionaire former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi said yesterday he was ready to sell AC Milan to a Chinese investor as long as €400 million (S$600 million) is invested in the struggling Serie A giants over two years.

The 79-year-old media mogul did not name the investor but said it was a "Chinese company with public capital".

The takeover would see AC Milan become the second Milan football club, after Inter Milan, to be sold to Asian owners. Inter were taken over by Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir in November 2014.


Foxes' record looms again in Musa deal

MOSCOW • English Premier League champions Leicester City are set to break their record transfer fee for the second time in days by signing Nigerian international attacking midfielder Ahmed Musa today, his agent told the BBC on Monday.

"Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for his medical check-up on Wednesday," his agent Tony Harris told BBC Sport.


Verstappen takes his third F1 award

SPIELBERG • Max Verstappen has won Formula One's Driver of the Day award for the third time in nine races after finishing second for Red Bull in Austria on Sunday.

The 18-year-old, who triumphed in Spain in May to become the sport's youngest race winner, started eighth at Red Bull's home track.


Cubans confirm six arrested in rape case

HAVANA • The Cuban volleyball federation on Monday night confirmed the arrest in Finland of six players of the men's national team - Osmany Uriarte, Abraham Alfonso, Ricardo Calvo, Rolando Cepeda, Luis Sosa and Dariel Albo, who are being accused of participating in an alleged rape case.

"The preliminary information shows these six players are involved in the acts which are totally rejected by our federation and are far from the discipline and respect that characterise Cuban athletes around the world," said a statement.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2016, with the headline 'SportsWorld'. Print Edition | Subscribe