AC Milan and Inter are moving ahead with plans to demolish their famous San Siro stadium, Rossoneri president Paolo Scaroni has claimed.
Recent reports have suggested that Milan and Inter, together with the city council, are actively seeking for a solution on the stadium issue.
The two Serie A sides will submit design plans to authorities in Milan as they look to get the joint-project underway, with the new stadium expected to be completed for the start of the 2022/23 campaign. "The old man will be knocked down and in its place there will be new buildings built".
Despite its status in world football, San Siro has always been regarded as in need of refurbishment, but the two Milan clubs are planning to rebuild it completely instead.
"We will build a new San Siro next to the old one on the same area of land".
"San Siro is San Siro, it's known around the world".
"Everything is proceeding", he told Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport.
Inter were initially proposing that San Siro be renovated instead of building an entire new stadium.
It is estimated the project will cost around £630m and San Siro will be demolished.
Inter decided against renovation upon realising that it would entail having a reduced capacity for home matches, which would prove troublesome given the pair have the two highest attendance averages in Italy.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Paolo Maldini has been appointed the new technical director of AC Milan, San Siro outfit make announce.
It will be set partly below street level to reduce the visual impact on the neighbourhood and the area around the stadium will also be developed.
The final game at San Siro is sure to be an emotional affair, though.