Stewart Donald is off to Monaco to bring in a big-money investor to the club. ALS believes that Donald will be meeting Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire, who is also President of AS Monaco and his son in law, Jaun Satori.
Satori interestingly failed in an attempt to take over Oxford United, the club Donald and Methvyn support and have previously invested in. Donald said: “The day the deal got announced I got offered £22million more than I paid for it to sell it – and I didn’t even have it. I have no interest in that. What I have got when we talk about where we take the football club, there are lots of people in the business world that I know who have expressed an interest. One person is a very good friend of mine who I would be interested in. He’s very well connected and as soon as I did the deal he said ‘Stew, can I get involved?’. I’m going to pop over this weekend and see him in Monaco. The Grand Prix is on, it’s been pretty hard work so I’m going to have a couple of days off, we’ll sit down and I’ll see if he wants to dot the is and cross the ts. I’ve told him about the deal, he’s good in football, he’s good in business and I think I might get him involved. That would be a minority stake and he’s the sort of guy you’re talking about where if I can’t do it, can he help me do it? Absolutely yes.”