Monday July 9 2012
Pazzini: I’m leaving Inter

Inter striker Giampaolo Pazzini has revealed that he will leave the Nerazzurri this summer.

Speaking at the club’s pre-season training facility in Pinzolo, the Italian international announced that he is not part of the outfit’s plans for the future.

“I think that the club have made their decisions and I believe that I am not part of the project,” he admitted. “I’ll look to work hard in an attempt to change their minds, but I have always been honest and I am being so now too.”

The 27-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year deal at Inter in January 2011, following a fantastic spell at Sampdoria where his partnership with Antonio Cassano helped lead the side to the Champions League qualification spot for the 2011-2012 season.

Pazzini scored 11 goals in 17 appearances in the second half of the 2010-2011 season for Inter before falling out of form and managing a mere five in 33 appearances last season.

Pazzini is of interest to Sampdoria and may also be targeted by Lazio.