Il Messaggero has released a stunning report stating that UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin requested to both Roma and Inter that they drop out of the Europa League so that the competition can continue.
Reportedly, Ceferin was determined that both the Champions League, Europa League, and Euro 2020 continue as normal despite the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic.
The Slovenian approached both Italian sides and requested that they remove themselves from the competition – however, both clubs outright rejected this proposal.
Initially, Ceferin’s hypothesis was to play the matches that should have taken place in Italy in a neutral country such as Bulgaria or Poland. However, Roma executives Guido Fienga and Manolo Zubiria rejected this – which led to Ceferin’s request that all Italian teams withdraw from the competition.