New Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says he wants to keep Italian international and Inter target Emanuele Giaccherini at the club.
The latter was signed by previous boss Paolo Di Canio in the summer from Juventus in a €7.5m transfer.
He was already being linked with a move to San Siro before he was dropped from the side that beat Newcastle 2-1 at the weekend.
“Giaccherini is frustrated,” the former midfielder commented on Friday. “He is not happy, but he is a very good professional.
“It's difficult for him to take being out of the team, but we won the game.
“I'm expecting Giaccherini to be ready. He will play, a lot. I can't give him everything he wants because he wants to play every game for 90 minutes, but he will play a big part for us.
“We're looking at positions where we can play him, where he can hurt the opposition and we can get the best out of him.
“Inter? We will wait for them to make a move. We don't make any moves, any comments before it happens because there are too many rumours in football. We will see. It's too early.
“During the international week I'm going to sit down with the people from the club, give my opinion on the whole squad and every single player and we'll analyse and then we're going to move forward.
“So give me time.”