It’s reported Walter Sabatini is trying to sign Stéphane Mbia for Jiangsu Suning, freeing Ramires to join Inter.
The former Roma sporting director is a co-ordinator between the Nerazzurri and the Chinese club, with both owned by Suning Group.
Luciano Spalletti wants reinforcements to his squad this winter, but the Beneamata can’t spend due to Financial Fair Play targets.
Ramires has been seen as a potential solution, as he could be loaned between the two clubs, but Jiangsu Coach Fabio Capello wants a replacement before the Brazilian can leave.
Now calciomercato.com is reporting that Sabatini is working on a solution, which would involve Mbia moving to Jiangsu Suning.
The Cameroon international is already at Hebei China Fortune, so they wouldn’t have to pay the 100 per cent tax which is levied on signings from abroad.
If Mbia were to arrive, it would free Ramires to make the move to Inter.
However, it’s far from certain that Hebei China Fortune will be willing to sell the midfielder, so a deal looks difficult.
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