Claudio Lotito to Ask for Extension for Sale of Salernitana, Interest From England Arrives

U.S. Salernitana 1919 was promoted from Serie B to Serie A this year after finishing in second place in the league.

As a result, Lazio President Claudio Lotito, who also co-owns the Campania-based side, is obliged to sell one of the two clubs according to Article 16 of FIGC’s Internal Organizational Norms (NOIF), as it is forbidden to own two clubs in Italy’s top flight.

While Lotito’s brother-in-law Marco Mezzaroma co-owns Salernitana with him, he is unable to give full control of the club to Marco as it is also prohibited to sell the club to relatives up to the fourth degree.

As a result, a sale of Salernitana now inevitable, as confirmed by Mezzaroma himself; however, while Lotito and Mezzaroma are taking action to find a potential buyer, they are asking for an extension to sell the club, as 30 days is not enough.

There are various options on the table for the two Italian businessmen, including a direct sale to another Italian entrepreneur or the sale of the club to an investment fund. However, according to Radiosei, there has also been interest from abroad in recent times; precisely from England.

The price that Lotito and Mezzaroma are asking for is €70-80 million euros.

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