The controversial Italian businessman and a long-time Milan owner who just left the club a few years ago is active in the public eye again.

Gazidis recently commented that Elliot Management took over Milan when the club was on the verge of bankruptcy.

According to his words, Milan was being threatened by getting demoted to Serie D.

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – JANUARY 16: Paolo Maldini (R) and Ivan Gazidis of AC Milan are seen ahead of the Italian Supercup match between Juventus and AC Milan at King Abdullah Sports City on January 16, 2019 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images for Lega Serie A)

However, Berlusconi dismissed those conclusions. Talking to TeleLombardia, Berlusconi said:

“These are phrases someone should only say if he walks into the toilet and closes the door first,” Berlusconi said.

“As for how we get Milan back to being the great Milan of the past, that is simple, yet at the same time difficult to make happen: give the club back to Silvio Berlusconi.”

Milan is in the process of building a new stadium, a project started by Berlusconi a couple of years ago:

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“These are lovely projects, I am sure it’ll be a modern and beautiful arena.

“We are fond of San Siro because we won everything there, every spectator gets a good view and I hope that a solution is found to prevent the old stadium being knocked down. Otherwise, I’d propose the city give it to Monza.”

Berlusconi mentions Monza because he’s the owner of the Serie C club.

The Italian commented that Monza would get a 3-0 if they were to face Milan, to which he said:

“That was a joke… I don’t know Marco Giampaolo or Stefano Pioli personally, so I don’t want to comment on things I’m not involved in.”

Galliani, another former Milan supremo, is working with Berlusconi as the club’s CEO.

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