Milan Mayor Beppe Sala is firm on the need for the new stadium that Inter and AC Milan plan to build to be constructed within the city.

Speaking to the press, as reported by Calcio e Finanza, the Mayor emphasized that every attempt is being made to get the project underway within the city.

Delays to the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri’s plans to begin construction on a new stadium in place of the San Siro have forced the clubs to consider the possibility of picking a different area for the new stadium.

The clubs see the project as vital for modernizing their infrastructure and increasing revenues, but it remains to be seen how quickly things can move along especially given some opposition and the looming possibility of a protracted public debate.

For Sala, however, having the clubs decide to build elsewhere would not be an option, and it is crucial to move things along swiftly.

“We’re in constant contact with the teams, and it is clear that it is important that they remain within the city limits,” he said. “I continue to be positive.”

Sala added that “I don’t think teams are against public debate. It’s clear that they are asking for clarity on the timing and we’re working on it, working hard as we’ve always done.”