Inter share the famous Giuseppe Meazza ground with city rivals AC Milan, although rumours they are seeking a new home have repeatedly surfaced in recent years.

Club president Massimo Moratti is believed to favour a plot of land in the San Donato district, 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-seat stadium.

Matteo Sargenti, the councillor for sports in San Donato, said 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 told 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 until at least the 2017/18 season, with the total cost of the proposed development still unknown.