goal.com said:Juve To Sell To Russians?
There are reports in Italy that Juventus are set to be sold to the Russian steel giant ‘Severstal’.
Conspiracy theories have been flying around for quite sometime on internet forums and Juve fan sites that the current Bianconeri leadership will sell the club once they have achieved Champions League qualification this summer.
Information has begun to emerge in the Italian press that Russia’s second-largest steel maker, Severstal, could be set to purchase Juventus.
Severstal Group was founded in 2002 and has 120 establishments and more than 125,000 employees, with sales exceeding $3 billion.
Last month Severstal went shopping in the United States, purchasing the Sparrows Point steel plant in Blatimore for $810 million.
If Severstal were to acquire Juventus, it would bring the Bianconeri onto the same kind of level, in financial terms, as Roman Abramovich’s Chelsea.
Juventus are the second Italian club this week to be linked with a foreign take-over, as there are reports that Roma will sell up to American billionaire George Soros.
It remains to be seen how Juve fans will react to these reports.
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08:11GMT 09April2008-Juventus up on reported Severstal interest
Juventus shares climb 6.1 percent to 1.07 euros after Italian newspapers say Russian steel company Severstal could be interested in taking a stake in the soccer club.
One of the newspapers, MF, quotes Finmeccanica Chairman Pier Francesco Guarguaglini as speaking of Severstal's interest in the club during a recent trade mission to Russia.
A Severstal spokesman declined to comment.
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transfermarkteweb.com said:JUVENTUS, Russian on view
09.04.2008 07.59 by Redazione TMW Contact Redazione TMW read 181
Juventus could receive money coming from Russia. During a lunch between the chairman Putin and some top italian businessman, has arrived the will of Severstal to invest buying Juventus shares. Agnelli reaction that however will not leave their 60%, seems to have been positive.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severstalhttp://www.hemscott.com said:Among the smaller stocks, football club Juventus rose on 7.60 percent at 1.09 euros speculation that Russian group Severstal could be interested in buying a stake in the football club in an investment programme dedicated to Italy.
A new shareholder could be a positive opportunity to contribute to the project financing of the new Delle Alpi stadium in Turin, a project that is expected to imply a total investment of some 105 million euros to be distributed over a couple of years, Banca IMI said.
Seems as if there is something going on, even if the news are a little shallow...