The owner of Serie A team Chievo is willing to listen to offers for the Verona-based club which has enjoyed a meteoric rise in recent years.

In an interview with the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Chievo’s president, Luca Campedelli, denied he had sold the club bbut conceded that he would sell if the right offer was forthcoming.

‘You can’t say that I have sold the club already, rather I have opened the door to those who want to acquire it,’ said Campedelli.

After years in amateur football,Campedelli’s father Luigi brought Chievo into the professional Serie C2 in 1986, since when they have enjoyed a remarkable rise through the leagues, culminating in last season’s fifth place finish inSerie A.

Campedelli added: ‘There are two conditions for who wants to buy Chievo. They must have more money than me and they must have the same passion and the same plans for the club as me that would guarantee for me that Chievo never becomes just another club.’