Tuesday, 15th January, 2013

Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni has ruled out any big money purchases for the Nerazzurri this month, unless there are big money sales made first.

The 37-year-old tactician is keen to bolster his squad for the second half of the Serie A season, but with the emphasis very much on keeping costs down, the club may not be able to grant the coach his wish.

Unless, that is, Inter are able to make a big sale.

"I will not deceive the fans", he told his club’s official site.


"There are no more big money buys when no big outgoing transfers take place, because only then something is possible."

The Inter coach may have his eye on the Italian giants selling playmaker Wesley Sneijder.

The Dutchman has been frozen out at Inter for refusing to sign a new contract which would see him take a pay cut.

Sneijder currently costs Inter €6M per year, which they would desperately love to remove from their wage bill.

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