Tuttosport: A derby with €50m at risk – why top four is so important for Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

The game between AC Milan and Inter tonight has huge ramifications in the top four battle, something that is a minimum requirement for both sides.

This morning’s front page of Tuttosport (via MilanNews) has the headline: ‘Tonight Inter-Milan: whoever loses puts their whole season at risk, Champions League place and €50m in the balance’.

The paper speaks bout how qualification for next season’s Champions League is very important for the Rossoneri. Although their accounts are clearly in much better shape than the Nerazzurri’s, that alone cannot keep the fans calm as they want to see sporting ambition too.

In the case of failure to qualify for Europe’s top club competition, an important sale would be needed to guarantee the same available budget for the summer window for Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara.

Of course the obvious name when speaking of a sale if Rafael Leao, who is out of contract in June 2024 and is yet to renew his deal.

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