The stadium situation in Milan is starting to get messy after Inter and Milan declined the offer to buy the San Siro for €70m.
Both clubs want to replace the historic arena with a new stadium as the debate in the city of Milan continues. Do they tear down the iconic structure and replace it with a new stadium, or will the it be giving a face lift and refurbished?
Mayor of Milan Beppe Sala announced the local authorities were prepared to sell the Stadio Meazza to the two clubs for just €70m, which is well below market rates.
However, the Corriere della Sera newspaper insists Inter and Milan are determined to keep going with their project to build a completely new venue right next to the old one.
This is largely because it would be impossible to allow the building work if both teams were playing in Serie A and European competition throughout the season.
The vastly reduced capacity if they were to go ahead with rebuilding work would also cost the clubs €100m in revenue over three years.
Instead, the plan remains to construct a new stadium with 60,000 capacity and modern elements, including cladding to reduce the sound pollution to nearby houses by up to 40 per cent.