Monaco’s football club has issued a strong denial that majority owner Dmitry Rybolovlev is seeking to sell his stake in the Ligue 1 side.
The statement, published on the club’s website, said: “The president Dmitry Rybolovlev is happy to develop the Monegasque project since seven years [sic].”
AS Monaco points out that the club was last in Ligue 2 in 2011 and today is the champion of France. Facts are more important than rumours, the club said.
“The entire club is turned today towards the finale of the Coupe de la Ligue and the fight for the qualification in [the] Champions League.”
The press reports originated in the Italian sports media, and linked the alleged sale of AS Monaco to a purchase by the Russian magnate of AC Milan.
When contacted for comment, Dmitry Rybolovlev’s spokesperson referred Monaco Life to the club for a statement.