Thursday May 31 2018
Mayor: 'Inter more solid than Milan'

Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala discussed San Siro renovations and noted “Inter have more solid ownership, while Milan’s situation is objectively more difficult.”

The two clubs share use of the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – commonly referred to as San Siro – though it is owned and run by the local council.

“We need San Siro to be different to what it is today, a stadium that is more attractive and can call in tourists or visitors during the week as well as on match days.

“I tried to convince the two clubs to put some financing into it, along with the Council. Inter responded positively, while Milan only want a new stadium of their own.”

It’s not clear how this would be achieved, as the Rossoneri were unable to agree a voluntary or even a settlement agreement with UEFA over Financial Fair Play issues.

It is widely reported that hedge fund Elliott Management will take over Milan if Yonghong Li does not provide another €10m in capital by Monday.

“No offence, but you can see it clearly, Inter have more solid ownership, while Milan’s situation is objectively more difficult,” added the Mayor.

“I am not pushing the issue of San Siro, because I understand the situation.”

Both Milanese clubs are now run by Chinese owners, but while Suning Group are a giant conglomerate who own other teams, Yonghong Li was only able to complete the Milan takeover thanks to a loan from Elliott Management, which must be repaid in October.

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