Friday September 13 2019
'Council could sell San Siro'

Milan mayor Beppe Sala has confirmed that his council is ‘willing’ to sell San Siro to the Rossoneri and Inter for the right price.

San Siro is currently owned by the city of Milan, but its two tenants are increasingly keen on the idea of building their own stadium.

With that in mind, Sala has offered Milan and Inter an alternative to going through with a private build.

“Right now, there are two possibilities on the table: a [new] stadium in San Siro or a stadium in Sesto San Giovanni,” he told Corriere della Sera.

“I’d add a third: we’re willing to sell San Siro, should the possibility be considered.

“The construction of the new stadium is a possibility that we dread, and it obviously wouldn’t be welcome for us, but we’re talking about two privately-owned clubs that, in their rightful interests, could do something like that.

“The council doesn’t want to make any money from San Siro. We’re extremely willing to let a third party perform an assessment, telling us how much it’s worth.

“We have absolutely no need or interest to speculate about San Siro. I estimate San Siro to be worth around €70m

“We could use an independent body as a surveyor, so that there’s no speculation.

“That said, the clubs are within their rights to choose: if they prefer, for reasons of their own, to build a new stadium, that’s what they’ll weigh up.

“I can only try to persuade them with all the possibilities on the table and, right now, I’m also offering this possibility.”