Inter planning to quit San Siro

Matteo Sargenti, councillor for sports in San Donato, says the project will provide "services for the city", but has stressed that the club's plans are still in their infancy
Inter are considering building a new stadium in San Donato as plans to quit San Siro gather pace.

The Nerazzuri have shared the famous Giuseppe Meazza ground with city rivals AC Milan, although rumours they are seeking a new home have repeatedly surfaced over recent years.

Club president Massimo Moratti is believed to favour the plot of land in the San Donato district, which is currently owned by oil and gas giants Eni, as a potential site for a major new development which will feature shops and restaurants as well as a 60,000-seater stadium.

Matteo Sargenti, the councillor for sports in San Donato, has stressed that the plans remain in a draft stage at present, and that both the club and the local populace must be consulted before developments can begin.

"The Inter project will be not just be a stadium, but a project that provides services for our city," he was quoted as saying by Tuttosport. "We are waiting for Inter's final decision; at the moment it's just a draft plan.

"Moreover, before we decide about it, we'll ask the local citizens for their opinion."

The sports complex is not expected to be ready prior to at least the 2017-18 season, with the total cost of the proposed development still unknown.