Rocco B. Commisso is close to finalizing a deal to buy ACF Fiorentina. (FrontRowSoccer.com Photo)
Cosmos owner Rocco B. Commisso could be the owner of two soccer clubs on either side of the Atlantic soon, very soon.
ACF Fiorentina owners said Saturday that the Italian Serie A club was negotiating a sale with Commisso.
In a statement, ACF Fiorentina said that its board of directors had resigned after it was informed by the Dala Valle family, the current owners, that a sale was in the process. The club had scheduled an extraordinary meeting of its board Friday, but postponed it until Saturday.
It was not immediately known how quickly it will be finalized.
Commisso, 69, a billionaire who owns Mediacom, reportedly will play $150 million for Fiorentina.
The Della Valle family has owned the Serie A club since 2002, and Tod’s, a luxury goods group.
Commisso purchased the Cosmos in January 2017, saving the team from extinction.
He tried buying A.C. Milan last year, but the deal fell through.
The Cosmos host Hartford City FC in a National Premier Soccer League game at Mitchel Athletic Complex in Uniondale, N.Y. Saturday at 8 p.m.