AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini says Italian football is living in the dark ages.

Maldini fears for Serie A clubs after another year of failure in Europe.

"In Italy we still have laws that don't work," he told Reuters. "Everyone is losing money in Italian football, it's crazy.

"If you go outside the San Siro you can see people selling fake merchandising. You can't allow this.

"Then you have old stadiums, very old stadiums.

"Above all we need to learn from Leagues that make money from sports rather than lose money."