A report from Italy suggests that Erick Thohir, the managing partner of D.C. United and president of Serie A's Inter Milan, made an attempt to purchase West Bromwich Albion of England's Premier League. The offer was turned down, but there remains speculation that Thohir wants to expand his ownership to England and may increase the initial offer.
The report also says that Thohir, with former Inter president Massimo Moratti, would like to sell 20 percent of their ownership stake to lessen their financial stake in Inter. News of Inter CEO Michael Bolingbroke and corporate director Michael Williamson (the latter being a former COO and CFO of D.C.) being in London this week to help secure the new investors for Inter gives credence to that portion of the report. Oddly enough, this would not be the first time D.C. United was linked in some way to West Brom. Bill Hamid, the Black-and-Red's most notable player, trained with the Baggies after the 2013 season.