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One Of The World's Richest Men Wants To Buy AC Milan And Sign Lionel Messi

One Of The World's Richest Men Wants To Buy AC Milan And Sign Lionel Messi

One of the world's richest men Bernard Arnault wants to buy AC Milan and sign Lionel Messi.

Arnault is worth a reported $102 billion and is interested in the fallen Italian giants according to La Republica, per AS.

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He'd probably need a big chunk of that to wrestle Messi away from Barcelona.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

He also has the very audacious idea of hiring current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola as their manager.

Reuniting Pep and Messi comes off as a bold effort but if he could it'd be a major coup.

The duo worked together at Barcelona between 2008 and 2012 and won a slew of trophies together.

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His Manchester City deal is set to expire in 2021 but the Spaniard has said he'd be open to a longer stay in England.

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Image Credit: PA

Milan would become the world's richest club immediately considering the Frenchman is only behind Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates in the rich list.

Stefano Pioli has only been in charge at the San Siro since October but he's not turned Milan's fortunes around and they languish in 11th place in Serie A.

Marco Giampaolo only lasted three months in the job this season and the club are on course for their worst league finish in recent memory.

In their last six seasons Milan have finished eight, 10th, seventh, sixth, sixth and fifth.

Arnault would inject some fresh optimism into Milan. (Image Credit: PA)
Arnault would inject some fresh optimism into Milan. (Image Credit: PA)

They haven't played in the Champions League for over half a decade so it really is dire straits at the moment.

Milan could be boosted by the potential signing of former player Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

It was reported last month that he could be set for a return to European football and it could be back in Italy.

According to Marca, the Swedish legend is almost certain to return for a second spell.

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Image Credit: PA

Ibrahimovic initially joined Milan on loan from Barcelona in 2010 before making the move permanent a year later, scoring 56 goals in 85 games and helping guide the club to the Serie A title in 2010-11, as well as the 2011 Supercoppa Italiana.

Milan's sporting director Paolo Maldini also claimed that the Swede would be a 'dream player'.

Zlatan has also played for Milan's main rival Inter, as well as enjoying a spell at Juventus, scoring 148 goals and 61 assists in 294 Serie A games in total.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Pep Guardiola, Lionel Messi, AC Milan

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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