Inter and Juventus Debating Supercoppa Location with Serie A Chiefs

Inter and Juventus will square off in the Supercoppa this season. However, the date and the location have yet to be set. The two clubs are in talks with Serie A officials to find a solution.

The Nerazzurri and the Old Lady prefer playing in Riyad on December 22nd, Corriere dello Sport reports. The Saudi authorities have inserted the match among the events that will take place this year. On the other hand, the Italian league are opposing such solution. The figureheads argue that the potential hosts picked up their option to host it in 2021 too late. Moreover, they are unhappy because the Serie A TV rights are still unsold in the area.

The two clubs favor the foreign city as they would earn €3.5M each. Furthermore, it would represent an opportunity to attract local sponsors. Instead, Serie A chiefs prefer to play it in Rome or Milan. Scheduling it in late December abroad would interfere with two rounds.

The Italian league is holding firm also to use it as leverage in a pair of related matters. First of all, they want to assign the TV rights in the region. They have been caught in the middle of a dispute between the Arab reigning family and Qatari company BeIn Sport.

Secondly, local authorities proposed a renewed partnership with Serie A, with a caveat. They offered a six-year, €200M contract, but changing the formula to a final four, including the runner-ups. The talks are ongoing, Milano Finanza reports. Spain uses this format.