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Inter and AC Milan have announced that they have agreed to a “Memorandum of Understanding” that has formalised “their willingness to work together on the project for a modern, state-of-the-art stadium,” likely a renovated San Siro.

The stadium is rented by both Milanese clubs, but they’re keen to take out a joint lease and effectively own the arena.

“F.C. International Milan S.p.A. and A.C. Milan S.p.A. communicate that they have signed a memorandum of understanding confirming their willingness to work together on a project for the construction of a modern, state-of-the-art stadium,” the Nerazzurri announced in a statement.

Olivier Giroud ended his drought by scoring the only goal to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 win at BATE Borisov on Thursday that clinched a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League with two group games to spare.

Giroud had not scored for Chelsea for six months but he knows what it’s like to net against BATE. Last season, the France forward was on target in both games against the Belarusian champion when he played for London rival Arsenal in Europe’s second tier competition.

After four rounds of Champions League football, only one club, Barcelona, are officially through to the knockout stages. Here is a look at what other teams could possible be joining the La Liga Champions in the knockout stages:

Group E: AEK Athens (0 points) v Ajax (8) [18:55CET], Bayern München (10) v Benfica (4)

  • Bayern will be through if they draw and will clinch first place if they win and Ajax do not.
  • Ajax will be through with a victory or if Benfica fail to win.
  • Benfica must win to maintain a chance of a top-two finish.

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo played down the significance of his team’s loss to Manchester United in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Ronaldo scored his first Champions League goal for the Serie A giants with a tremendous volley in Turin, but they were beaten despite a dominant performance.

Juan Mata’s free-kick and an Alex Sandro own goal saw United claim a surprise 2-1 win to end Juve’s perfect record in Group H.

But Ronaldo insisted there was no reason for Juve to panic after suffering their first defeat in 15 games this season.

Samir Handanovic kept Inter afloat for 80 minutes, then Mauro Icardi cancelled out a Malcom goal to earn a precious point against Barcelona.

The Nerazzurri had lost 2-0 at Camp Nou, but were still comfortably second in their group after two wins over Tottenham and PSV. Radja Nainggolan returned from injury, but Leo Messi was again only in the stands after fracturing his arm. Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti also missed out.

It took all of 90 seconds for Ousmane Dembele to sting Samir Handanovic’s gloves from distance, while Luis Suarez’s audacious flick off the outside of the boot drifted just past the far top corner.

Arsene Wenger is ‘edging closer’ to a sensational return to management with AC Milan.

Reports in France claim Wenger – who has been out of a job since leaving Arsenal at the end of last season – is in advanced talks with the Italian club to replace Gennaro Gattuso.

Milan have made a decent start to the season and sit fourth in the Serie A table, but high-ranking officials at the club are demanding to see more progress after splashing out in excess of £130million on new recruitments over the summer

Borussia Dortmund, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Ajax, Bayern Münich, Manchester City and Juventus could all book their UEFA Champions League round of 16 places with two games to spare on matchday four while ten other clubs are fighting to keep their hopes alive.

Group A: Monaco (1 point) v Club Brugge (1), Atlético Madrid (6) v Borussia Dortmund (9)

  • Dortmund will be through as group winners with victory.
  • Atlético will be through with a win if the other game is drawn.
  • Monaco will be unable to finish in the top two if they fail to win and Atlético gain victory.

Luciano Spalletti confirms Radja Nainggolan could play for Inter against Barcelona tomorrow, and assures “we can play against anyone”.

The Nerazzurri face the Catalans at San Siro tomorrow, and will all-but confirm their place in the Last 16 of the Champions League with a win.

“We’ve always said we can play against anyone, and that still holds true,” Spalletti said in his pre-match Press conference.

“The latest results reinforce that and this will be a good opportunity to see if we really can play on par with Barcelona, who represent the highest level of difficulty in football.

Massimiliano Allegri set his sights on Manchester United and Champions League progress as soon as Juventus racked up their 10th win of the Serie A campaign against Cagliari.

After nearest rivals Inter Milan romped to victory against Genoa earlier in the day, the Bianconeri restored their six-point cushion at the top of the standings with a 3-1 triumph at the Allianz Stadium.

Juventus got off to the dream start as Paulo Dybala struck inside the opening minute, but Cagliari came back into proceedings and leveled superbly though Joao Pedro.

Cristiano Ronaldo is beginning to find his feet in Italy and has already notched up his first goalscoring record for Juventus.

Having originally struggled to adapt to life with the Old Lady, the Portugal striker has now scored seven goals in his first 10 Serie A starts, the first player to do so in 61 years.

That feat seemed unlikely at the beginning of the season, when he failed to net in any of his first three appearances, drawing blanks against Chievo Verona, Lazio and Parma.