Inter chief has commented on his club’s prospects on the transfer market.
The Nerazzurri name has been swirling around in Premier League circles of late as the Serie A giants have appeared quite keen to do plenty of business in England.
Nemanja Vidic’s services have already been secured on a free transfer after the Serbian announced his intention to depart Manchester United at the expiry of his contract this summer.
Fellow Red Devils man Patrice Evra has been heavily linked with a similar switch to Inter from Old Trafford, though definitive progress is yet to be seen on this front.
And Arsenal contract rebel Bacary Sagna, also the subject of rumours concerning Chelsea and Tottenham, is believed to be a wanted man at Appiano Gentile given his vast experience and uncertain future.
Outside of defensive reinforcements, Inter boss Walter Mazzarri has been understood to desire a new a new striker capable of achieving a significant goal tally as he builds his project at San Siro.
Manchester City wantaway Edin Dzeko has consistently cropped up in the Italian media as a target for the Milanese outfit, with a younger option mooted in Arsenal-pursued Real Madrid hitman Alvaro Morata.
Inter director Piero Ausilio flatly rejected speculation that his recent trips to England have concerned Dzeko and Sagna early this week, however, insisting he’s been concerned only with bolstering his contact book.
Yet president Erick Thohir has seemingly now contradicted his transfer guru, revealing his club’s possible summer hires in a move certain to get tongues wagging.
“One of Dzeko, Morata and [Fernando] Torres could be our new goalscorer,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Arsenal’s Sagna? It’s up to him…”
Certainly nothing definitive, but the new Inter owner has chosen a rather candid approach in his latest remarks on business dealings.
Perhaps his remarks are intended to generate buzz amongst a beleaguered fan base, but are intriguing nonetheless considering speculation floating around Ausilio’s frequent expeditions to England.
As you were, transfer market - with the remainder of the season still yet to be played, there’s plenty of time for the drama of the coming summer not taking place in Brazil to unfold.