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Moratti rules out Inter sales

Inter owner Massimo Moratti does not intend to sell any of his top players despite a disappointing Serie A campaign.

Central defender Andrea Ranocchia was one of the few shining lights this season and he has been linked with a move to champions Juventus.

Ranocchia made 39 appearances for Inter this term and Moratti is keen to keep the 25-year-old at the club as he begins to rebuild at the San Siro.

“Ranocchia won’t leave,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “Ranocchia is one of the best Italians that we have in defence and he’s an Italian international too.”

Forward Fredy Guarin has also been attracting interest from elsewhere, with Premier League side Tottenham linked with a move.

However, the Colombian has declared he wants to stay at Inter and Moratti is keen to ensure that happens.

“Guarin? His words were welcomed,” he added. “He is one of the most requested players on the market, but he’s one of the players who we are counting on the most too.”

The rebuilding process after finishing ninth last season began with the departure of Andrea Stramaccioni as head coach and the appointment of Walter Mazzarri, and the owner is impressed with what he has seen from his new manager so far.

“I got a positive impression,” Moratti stated when asked about the tactician’s words at his official unveiling.

“He seems to be, as we thought, a concrete person. Now we are working to understand how we can complete the squad for him.

“We’ll see which players will leave and which players can be brought in to fit in with the system which Mazzarri uses.”
Tue 11 June, 2013
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