Posted by ALEXIS on December 01, 2021 at 6:13 PM

The sale of ASSE animates the news of the ligérien club with the confirmed interest of a Russian billionaire. Claude Puel and Ryad Boudebouz talk about it.

The issue of the sale of ASSE inevitably has an impact on Claude Puel’s team. It even worries the players although they swear they are rather focused on the pitch. At a press conference before the match against the Brestois at the Francis-Le Blé stadium, Claude Puel and Ryad Boudebouz spoke on the issue of the transfer of the Loire club. The AS Saint-Étienne coach was the first to kick in on the sale of the Stéphane team.

“I don’t follow it closely, because once again we’re focused on ourselves because it’s a soap opera, and it will end the day it wants to end,” he said. “We have to stay focused on our subject, on ourselves. We put a distance from that, because it can happen at the end of the season, so if we stop playing until it’s over … “, he insisted.

Ryad Boudebouz, attacking midfielder of ASSE, does not say otherwise. “I’m none of that at all, it’s beyond me,” he said. “We don’t talk about it at all between us in the locker room. We don’t take care of it and we know we don’t lose anything, “he suggested.

Sergei Lomakin, backer of Total Sports Investments (TSI), is the billionaire dreamed by Bernard Caïazzo to buy ASSE. Since last Sunday, Russian investors have gone on the offensive. They attended the Greens’ match against PSG in Geoffroy-Guichard (1-3), then visited the Robert Herbin sports center in Etrat. And that’s not all. Sergei Lomakin, his right-hand man Roman Dubov (president of TSI) and Michel Salgado (former defender of Real Madrid and football advisor to TSI) met with officials from KPMG, the cabinet responsible for receiving and selecting plans to take over the AS Saint-Étienne.

The Russian billionaire has reportedly made a global offer estimated at € 100 million (club purchase price and investments included) to take over ASSE from Romand Romeyer and his partner Bernard Caïazzo. Note that two other projects would also be on the KPMG desktop.