According to a report carried on the BBC Sport, Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari is expected to complete a Ã‚Â£12.7 million move to Inter Milan this week.
The 23-year old Ghanaian international has agreed a four-year contract with the Italian champions.
The signing suggests that Inter boss Jose Mourinho has given up hope of signing Frank Lampard this summer. Mourinho had been desperate to land an attacking central midfielder with ChelseaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lampard being his first choice and Muntari regarded as the best alternative.
Pompey signed Muntari from Udinese for Ã‚Â£7 million in May 2007 and he was highly instrumental in their FA Cup success last season.
Last week Pompey boss Harry Redknapp said he was very reluctant to allow the Ghana international to leave Fratton Park.
“He’s a top player. We don’t have to let anyone leave and we definitely don’t want to. (He is) going nowhere, nowhere at all.”
But the lure of playing for the Italian champions in the Champions League, under the guidance of Mourinho, was too much for Muntari to resist.
[Source: BBC Sport]
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