Sunday, 16 March 2008

Inter president wants Messi at any price

While Inter manager Roberto Mancini declared earlier this week on the Italian televison channel Sky Italia that, if the money is available, he would like his club to buy Barcelona right winger Lionel Messi (20), Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims this weekend that Inter president Massimo Moratti has decided to launch a new offensive to bring the Argentinian to Milan, cost what it may.

Messi should become the central figure of a new project under Liverpool manager Rafael Benítez or former Chelsea manager José Mourinho. If needed, Moratti would be ready to pay the buyout clause of 150 million euro. Inter officials Marco Branca and Gabriele Oriali would want to approach Messi during his recovery stay in Argentinia. Although the good relationship between Inter and Barcelona, demonstrated by the presence of Barcelona president Joan Laporta at the festivities for the 100th birthday of the Italian club earlier this month, could prevent them from doing so.

It is for years now that Inter president Moratti has shown his admiration for Messi, but the player has always made clear that he is very happy at Barcelona and that he has no intention to leave (read more here and here).

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dream on Moratti, will never happen.

Messi loves Barça and all culés are in love with Lionel. He will end his career in Barcelona.

groga said...

I agree, very little chance he goes. Think he and his family have really settled down in the club and in the city, so if they keep paying him decently and if the team keeps on fighting for the trophies, can't see him go.

Anonymous said...

Why cant you idiots realize when your team aint chalaging for trophys and wont be for another 3/5 seasons messi is of to the highest bidder and if i were you id be chuffed more money to rebuild and start again.

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