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Inter set for San Siro stay – Zanetti

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti has insisted the Italian Serie A football club intends on staying at the San Siro amid reports that the team is seeking a move.

Recently, it has been suggested that Inter’s new owners, Chinese conglomerate Suning Holdings Group, want to leave the San Siro and develop a new ground for the club.

However Zanetti, who is also Inter’s record appearance maker, having turned out for the club 858 times between 1995 and 2014, dismissed the speculation.

“We definitely want to stay at the San Siro and renovate it,” Zanetti said, according to the ESPN FC website. “It’s clearly the best choice for us. What we do want to build is a new, state-of-the-art academy.

“We have lots of projects as part of this new journey and we want to complete them.”

Inter shares the 80,000-capacity San Siro with cross-city rival AC Milan.

ESPN FC reports that Inter plans on purchasing the land adjacent to the stadium in order to build a complex that would facilitate the new academy, a hotel and a shopping centre.

Inter is currently fifth in Serie A, four points and two places above AC Milan.