AC Milan have chosen to stay out of the public dispute between Mayor Giuseppe Sala and Inter over the new stadium issue but are still optimistic, a report claims.
The construction of a new stadium owned by Milan and Inter is proceeding slowly due to the bureaucratic difficulties associated with such a large project, and every time it seems as though a breakthrough has been made something comes along to disrupt it.
Earlier in the week, Sala has confirmed that the uncertainty over Inter’s ownership situation is the reason for latest delay in the stadium project, and he urged the Nerazzurri to clarify their corporate future otherwise he will not allow the project to proceed.
Inter hit back this afternoon with a statement of their own in which they made their feelings strongly heard.
“FC Internazionale Milano has a glorious ultra-centenary history. It existed before Mayor Sala and will continue to exist when his mandate ends. We find the comments from the Mayor of Milan offensive towards the owners, disrespectful towards the history and reality of the Club and its millions of fans in Milan and all over the world, not to mention irrelevant with respect to the current administrative process on the New Stadium for Milan project.
“If it is confirmed that Inter and the Owners are not appreciated by the current administration, we will know how to take the consequent decisions.”
According to what is being reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), Milan did not speak out about the stadium situation after the back and forth between Sala and Inter. However, despite the recent tensions, the Rossoneri club maintains the line of optimism, as the stadium project is not considered fundamental for the clubs alone, but also for the city itself and the Italian football movement.