Home
The FI Podcast
Twitter
News
Clubs
Transfer Latest
Serie A
Stadia
Fixtures
Results
League Table
Serie B
Europe
Europa League
Champions League
Azzurri
Serie A Tickets
Bari Tickets
Bologna Tickets
Brescia Tickets
Cagliari Tickets
Catania Tickets
Cesena Tickets
Chievo Tickets
Fiorentina Tickets
Genoa Tickets
Inter Tickets
Juventus Tickets
Lazio Tickets
Lecce Tickets
Milan Tickets
Napoli Tickets
Palermo Tickets
Parma Tickets
Roma Tickets
Udinese Tickets
Free bets
About Us
Links
Work for us
 
 

Inter's Branca admits defeat in Sanchez pursuit


Bookmark and Share

By Varun Mathure

Wednesday 22 June 2011


Inter Technical Director Marco Branca has admitted to BBC Sport that the Nerazzurri have been priced out of the race to sign Udinese star Alexis Sanchez as well as Carlos Tevez.


Inter had been named as one of the contenders for Sanchez's signature by Udinese and had even attempted to sign the player in January. But, now his escalating price has forced the Nerazzurri to back down.


"Sanchez was a player we liked. Manchester City raised their bid to €35 million plus a bonus, which ruled us out of the race. In the end, the player preferred to go to Barcelona and they got him for €28 million and a €10 million bonus. Not many clubs can afford that."


Branca also ruled out Inter making a move for Carlos Tevez claiming that while the club admired the player, the 'crazy' market and the impending financial fairplay rules made a bid impossible.


"Tevez is a great player, a great character, but absolutely no. His salary means it is out of the question. The market is crazy at the moment and it is hard to compete. He is a great player but a move for him is out of the question. We have to organise our finances for the financial fair play rules in the next two years."


Inter are currently preoccupied with a search for their new Coach and earlier today, Massimo Moratti refused to answer any questions about the role claiming that Branca was solely in-charge of finding the new man.


However, Moratti did admit that an announcement could be expected soon. Inter have lost out on Marcelo Biesla, Andre Villas-Boas and Fabio Capello and are exploring their options currently.



Related Articles


» 

Inter moving forward, insists stalwart Zanetti

» 

Brazil 2014: Italy Preview

» 

10 Things you didn't know about James Bond

» 

A transitional opportunity for Sampdoria

» 

A New Dawn For Inter?

» 

The Dis-United States of America

» 

Pogba living up to self-proclaimed hype

 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Name

Email Address *

Comments


Please enter code on left.


Terms & Conditions

* A valid email is required to submit a comment. Your email will not be displayed on this or any other website, nor will it be passed to any 3rd parties. For more information please see the terms and conditions.



0 Comments


No Comments have been posted yet


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Latest articles


 
 

 
  
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
  
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

Latest Comments


Diamanti is a good player but I don't see him as Italy's trequartista, I just think Giovinco or Cass ...

They really really need it bad, considering the tremedous success Juventus are having at home, you w ...

great matches are sucked dry by empty stands.the lack of atmosphere hurts the broadcast image of ita ...

Well said Mina, Conte did a great job this season, but he still needs to learn more, sticking to ath ...

Interesting and very true about Marchisio. But no mention of Matri? I know he shouldn't solely be re ...

Excellent article... Vucinic is obviously off-form and Boriello, well he was never going to be on-fo ...

Juve must win against chievo , i dont think draw it will be enough , chievo they are very dangerous ...

By any reason Juve , they deserved to win against Milan. that is referee decision may be they couldn ...

Yes AC Milan's second goal was incorrectly disallowed, but true also is the fact that Juventus' firs ...