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Mercato: Suning Cries Poverty To Sabatini

I wrote over the weekend how that Inter technical coordinator Walter Sabatini was headed to China to persuade Sunnig to release Ramires and also get some much needed funds to reinforce the squad during the January transfer window.

According to FCInterNews.it, Sabatini that sporting director Piero Ausilio have been told by Inter owner Jindong Zhang that there is no money available to spend this month.

Zhang’s direction was that Sabatini and Ausilio should revert back to the Erick Thohir era of transfer dealings and focus on low cost transfers.

Instead of focusing mid-tier players, Sabatini is now shopping in the bargain basement. Looking at players whose contracts expire in the summer.

One player recently linked with Inter is former Inter defender Rolando who is out of contract with Marseille at the end of the season. Another option is Zenit Saint Petersburg defender Domenico Criscito, who Inter have been linked with for the past two mercato’s. Criscito, like Rolando, also has an expiring contract.

This makes it three consecutive mercato’s that Suning have failed to deliver the funds that Inter need in order to strengthen the squad during a transfer window.