AC Milan owner Gerry Cardinale will soon be back in Italy and there is one pressing issue in particular he is looking to accelerate, a report claims.
Since RedBird Capital Partners became the new owner of Milan last year they have been trying to speed up the new stadium process, which has always been one of Cardinale’s priorities, and La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) write that he is expected in Milan in the next few days.
The Rossoneri want to make a decision on the area in which to build their own stadium by April. After working for a long time together with Inter, Milan now seem sure they want to go alone and want to continue their journey without the Nerazzurri.
RedBird’s favorite area remains La Maura because it is within the Municipality of Milan, but there is no shortage of problems starting with the strong protests from environmentalists that were seen over the weekend.
That is why there are other areas being evaluated too such as the site of the former Falck steelworks in Sesto San Giovanni, but that spot too has become the subject of of a multimillion-dollar battle between Hines – the current owner – and Intesa, the bank that leads the lender group.
The San Donato hypothesis remains in the running, but the new idea is that the area between Assago and Rozzano, which belongs to the Cabassi family and is also of great interest to Inter. The main story of course though is that Cardinale will be back in Italy, showing a clear desire to speed things up.