By 90Min
October 15, 2018

Milan's financial struggles have hit a record low, with Forbes reporting that the Italian club announced losses of €126m for the year of 2017/18.

This latest figure is a significant rise on 2016/17's €73m. And, over the last five years, the Serie A side have recorded a total of €460m in losses.

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Via Forbes.

Things had appeared brighter when the club posted their half-year accounts earlier this year, with a six-month loss of €22.3m, lower than their €39.5m for the similar period 12 months prior. But many changes have taken place since these figures were posted.

Yonghong Li's new Rossoneri Sport Investment company took over from long-time owner Silvio Berlusconi in 2016. 

However, the Asian businessman was unable to fund the venture in its entirety and sought assistance from Elliot Management, an American-based hedge fund, to get things over the line.

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Via Forbes

Milan's loan repayment, which matures this October, has left the club in a regrettable position. Li was unable to even make it to October and Elliot Management took control during the summer after his defaulting on the loan.

The new owners have made a host of changes in the backroom and new finance has been introduced ahead of what should be a more stable period for the club.

Arsenal's Ivan Gazidis is expected to take over as Milan's chief executive in the coming weeks, while the likes of Paolo Maldini and Leonardo - both former Rossoneri players - have been brought in to oversee player recruitment.

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As for their football, Milan are yet to see much of an improvement from last season and are currently occupying tenth spot in the Serie A table with just three wins from their first seven games under Gennaro Gattuso.

They do have a game in hand but should expect a tough challenge in their next match as a derby showdown with rivals Inter is scheduled for this coming Sunday.

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