Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala has said AC Milan, the Serie A football club based in the Italian city, is “still looking for areas” to build a new stadium, while arch rival Inter Milan is keen to remain at the San Siro.

The two clubs have shared the San Siro since 1947, but AC Milan has been linked with a move away from the venue.

In January, the club denied claims from Sala that it had opened talks with the City Council regarding a number of possible sites for a new stadium in Milan.

However, Sala said AC Milan is still considering its options and the club “expects to build a new stadium”.

“Milan are still looking for areas, because unlike Inter they expect to build a new stadium,” Sala said, according to Football Italia.

“I’ll say to the people of Milan that we’ll try to find a solution before the summer holidays, then if it’s not possible we can say we tried.

“It would be a shame though, because San Siro isn’t up to the level of the stadiums in other international cities, even though it’s a very charming structure.

“A new stadium could also be useful for the city.”

Sala’s comments come after Inter Milan officials failed to turn up for a meeting for plans regarding the potential construction of a new training facility in the Piazza d’Armi area of the city.

“I didn’t hear from any of the parties, but I hoped for Inter’s participation,” Giuseppe Sala said as he left the meeting,” Sala said.

“I hope, since their interest was real, that they can sit down with the owners of the area and find a solution, because it seems strange to me that the interest Inter showed for many months vanished in an instant.”

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