Wednesday August 30 2017
Ausilio: 'FFP strict for Inter'

Inter CEO Piero Ausilio admits “we thought Financial Fair Play would be more mobile, but it’s very strict – at least for us.”

The Nerazzurri have been overshadowed by their cousins Milan on the transfer market this summer, spending well over €200m on 12 new players.

On the other hand, most of Inter’s buys have been on loan with option or obligation to buy.

“We thought Financial Fair Play would be more mobile, but we discovered that is not the case. It’s very strict – at least for us,” Ausilio told reporters.

“That does not mean we can’t construct a competitive squad, though. We thought that we had overcome this obstacle.

“We are pragmatic because we want to stay in line with the commitments we made. The Coach is fully convinced of the project and we hope to reach the Champions League, which is where Inter belong.”

This evening, Inter director Walter Sabatini had said the talks for Yann Karamoh were over, but an hour later, intermediary Oscar Damiani went back into the club HQ.

There are suggestions this was a tactic to force Caen into a corner.

“We’ll go back in now and see,” confirmed Ausilio. “We tried to do certain things in defence, and if things go in the right direction then OK, otherwise we won’t change just for the sake of changing. That is not in our mentality.”

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