Sampdoria have intimated that they don’t have the funds to re-sign Inter striker Giampaolo Pazzini.
The latter left Marassi in January 2011 when the Nerazzurri offered €12m cash and the services of Jonathan Biabiany in exchange.
Pazzini enjoyed a happy first six months at San Siro, but he only netted five League goals for the Nerazzurri last season and this week he indicated that he’s likely to move on .
“Our club is orientated to look to the future,” Sampdoria sporting director Pasquale Sensibile told Mediaset.
“Of course we could make an exception, but his situation, for now, has nothing to do with Sampdoria,” he added.
“At the moment, we can’t get close to the costs that it would take to bring Pazzini back to our club.”
Doria are set to meet up with Inter soon though in order to continue talks over Andrea Poli, the midfielder who spent last season on loan with the Beneamata.
“We have spoken to Inter about players who are of interest to us and who could be included in the Poli transfer, but a deal has not yet been done,” Sensibile added.
“The boy wants to stay at Inter and I don’t think that his future will be with us.
“He’s good, young and Italian – so there won’t be a shortage of admirers if Inter opt to not sign him outright.”
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