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Milan and Inter Reject Offer To Buy San Siro

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.