Luciano Spalletti has cooled reports Inter are looking to sign Borja Valero and Wojciech Szczesny.
Inter are keen on Spanish midfielder Borja, though Fiorentina are believed to be holding out for a €10million transfer fee.
Arsenal goalkeeper Szczesny, who played under Spalletti while on loan at Roma, has also been linked with a switch to San Siro.
While the Inter coach expressed his admiration for both individuals, he insisted the club’s focus needs to be on selling first.
“Borja is a player we had already tracked at Roma and who Inter were observing before my arrival,” Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.
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Inter are trying desperately to play from a position of strength is the summer transfer market, but that is difficult when everyone knows you need to sell before the end of the month.
When that happens, teams never offer full value for a player, because they know that before the clock strikes midnight on June 30 that Inter needs to have raised around €30m form selling players.
Part of those funds have been raised with the deals for Juan Jesus, Saphir Tadir and Caner Erkin. But Inter still need to raise around €20m in the next 7 days.
Unable to land Roma defender Kostas Manolas, Inter have moved on to Plan B, which is reportedly Sampdoria centre-back Milan Skriniar. The deal is reported to be €10m plus Gianluca Caprari.
The 22-year-old Slovak international was a key part of the Sampdoria backline last season, making 35 Serie A appearances.
Inter’s technical director Walter Sabatini is expected to return from China on Friday, at which point the deal is expected to be completed,
Skriniar is a cheaper version of Manolas. Both are comfortable with the ball at their feet, an indication of the style of play for Inter next season.
According to Sky Italia, Everton’s director of football Steve Walsh has arrived in Milan to discuss the possible transfer of six players – three from AC Milan and three from Inter.
Walsh was at the San Siro on Wednesday morning discussing potential deals for Carlos Bacca, M’Baye Niang and Gianluca Lapadula of Milan.
Niang spent the second half of last season on loan in the Premier League with Watford, where he scored twice in 16 first-team appearances.
Everton’s delegation also discussed the futures of Inter midfielders Ever Banega, Marcelo Brozovic and defender Jeison Murillo.
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Former Inter owner Massimo Moratti believes that Suning Group will make a statement signing like that of Ronaldo “sooner or later”.
This week marks 20 years since Moratti broke the world transfer record to sign Ronaldo from Barcelona, and he is backing Suning to show they mean business with another eye-catching purchase.
“Do I expect Suning to go for someone like Ronaldo? Sooner or later, maybe,” he told Mi-Tomorrow.
“When a great champion arrives, they give enthusiasm, but now [the club] need to find players that feel a sense of professional belonging, a duty to give their best to the team.
Inter have confirmed that Stevan Jovetic will not be returning to Sevilla after they failed to meet the Nerazzurri’s asking price.
Jovetic’s loan to Sevilla included a purchase option set at €14m, but the Andalusians were only willing to offer €10m and Suning Group technical co-ordinator Walter Sabatini made it clear the Beneamata were not prepared to lower their demands.
“No and no,” he told ABC de Sevilla.
“We haven’t accepted their offer, I just told them. The amount is insufficient, there’s no agreement on these figures.”
His agent Fali Ramadani added:
According to the Madrid based newspaper Inter have offered €23m for Atletico Madrid winger Angel Correa.
The 22-year-old plays primarily on the right wing, but can also do a job on the left or as a support striker. This versatility would make him a valuable asset in new Coach Luciano Spalletti’s tactics.
Atletico Madrid are currently under a FIFA transfer ban so they are reportedly hesitant to sell too many players as they cannot by a replacement.
Inter face competition for Argentina international Correa, as Real Sociedad want to take him on loan, ensuring Atleti can have him back next season.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, Inter are closing in on a €5m deal for Borja Valero, as Fiorentina admit “for the moment he is part of the squad.”
The midfielder was already a target for Luciano Spalletti at Roma and now the Coach is determined to get him at San Siro.
Fiorentina had insisted they have no intention of selling Borja Valero, but a €5m offer has obviously changed their minds.
Theior director of sport Carlos Freitas was rather open to the idea in the Corriere Fiorentino newspaper.
According to ABC de Sevilla, Sevilla have made a €10m offer for Inter striker Stevan Jovetic, with his agent confirming that he wants to stay in Spain.
That will not get it done, as the exercise clause in the loan deal between the two clubs for the striker is €14m. Recently Inter and Suning technical director Walter Sabatini directorwas asked by ABC asked if there could be a discount on the €14m price.
“We are evaluating the situation, but I don’t think there will, because the player has interest on the market.”
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Two Inter defender that have been linked with moves away from the Giuseppe Meazza this summer have both expressed their desire to stay at the club.
Gary Medel has been heavily linked with a move back to Boca Juniors this summer but TyC Sports journalist Leandro Aguilera says he has spoken directly to Medel, who assured him that he’ll be staying at Inter next season.
The 29-year-old can play in both central midfield and at centre-back, and made 31 appearances for in all competitions last season.
Meanwhile Jeison Murillo says that “I’ll be going back to Inter” after his holiday, despite recent speculation that he could leave.