Giuseppe Sala is willing to sell San Siro and estimates its price at €70m but asks Milan and Inter to make a decision soon.
Milan and Inter have made it clear that they intend to build a new stadium and they have already set some guidelines.
The idea of the Rossoneri and the Nerazzurri is to demolish San Siro and build a new modern arena in the same area. The City, however, appears to be against this idea and today Milano mayor Giuseppe Sala has suggested that they’re open to the path of selling the stadium.
“At this point there are two possibilities on the table: a [new] stadium in [the area of] San Siro, or a stadium in Sesto San Giovanni. I would add a third: we are willing to sell San Siro, should the possibility be considered,” Sala told journalists on Friday, as reported by Sportmediaset.it.
“The clubs will decide, in their legitimate interest, what they should do, but it’s also in order to offer them all the possibilities. Obviously, the Council, from San Siro, doesn’t want to make any money. 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. An estimate on its price? I think it’s around €70m. The clubs will be able to choose legitimately: if they prefer to build a new stadium for their reasons, we’ll think about it.
“A new stadium in Sesto San Giovanni? It would obviously not be welcome for us, but here were are talking about private clubs that in their legitimate interest can do something like this. Here we must combine the interest of the public and the interest of the city, with the legitimate aspirations of private clubs to have a stadium that means more revenue for them.
“The important thing is that a decision is taken soon, because this debate is likely to drag on for a long time, but we offer maximum collaboration on every possibility.”