Next stop Old Trafford? CL winner Cambiasso to be released by Inter

Inter Milan

Former Argentina star Esteban Cambiasso could be on the radar of two of England's biggest clubs after Italian giants Inter Milan decided to release him.

There are few midfielders as experienced as Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso.

With over 50 caps for Argentina as well as a spell at Real Madrid and Argentine giants River Plate, Cambiasso is already a man who has been been around the block and learnt a thing or two.

But when you consider the 33-year-old has over 420 appearances in Serie A with the San Siro side, on the way to winning 5 league titles, 4 Coppa Italias and both the Champions League and Club World Cup, well then you know that this is one of the most decorated players in Italy.

But he may not be in Italy much longer, after Inter Milan decided not to renew his contract in favour of developing a younger team.

Director of sport Piero Ausilio hosted a press conference confirming the player, who has been at Inter for 10 years, would not be extending his contract.

"I speak to Cambiasso every day in an informal manner, as he is a friend,” Ausilio said.

"Today there was a difficult moment between him and I, as we talked about the future. Due to reasons of strategy, renewal and an Inter for young players, he will not be confirmed in the squad.

"We will not propose a new contract".

Cambiasso's release, despite featuring 31 times this year in Inter's improving side, could lead to a switch to the Premier League. The Mirror linked both Manchester United and Chelsea with the midfield general in January this year, with the Reds eager to strengthen their midfield and Jose Mourinho a particular fan of his. Mourinho was in charge when Inter won their historic treble in 2010, with Cambiasso a key player for his side, and he may be interested if there are midfield departures from Stamford Bridge.

The Manchester United links may have to wait until, as expected, Louis van Gaal is announced as manager, with the Dutchman thought to favour a move for Roma's Oranje star Kevin Strootman.

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