Inter president Massimo Moratti now looks set to sell a majority stake in the club to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir.
It's unlikely to be the last sale, either.
An influx of foreign investment will shake up the balance of power on the peninsula and will likely bring with it several pros and cons.
The future of Serie A looks more organised and more profitable but with fewer of the personalities, idiosyncrasies and the passion that first attracted so many of its fans.
So what will Thohir mean for Inter and Italian football?