Friday January 17 2020
Roma sue Inter over Spinazzola?

Roma are considering legal action against Inter for attempting to change the terms of the swap deal between Leonardo Spinazzola and Matteo Politano, it’s reported.

The move collapsed after both players had undergone the standard medicals, as the Nerazzurri requested extra fitness tests for the left-back.

They then asked to change the terms, from loan with obligation to buy at the end of the season, to loan with option to buy.

According to the Corriere della Sera and La Gazzetta dello Sport newspapers, Roma are prepared to take legal action against Inter for the failure of the transfer.

It’s reported Inter director of sport Piero Ausilio who proposed the idea of loans with obligation to buy in the first place.

The clubs then got into a dispute over whether to make it an obligation to buy after 15 competitive games, as Inter wanted 'games' to mean at least 45 minutes on the pitch.

As for demanding the extra fitness tests as standard for new signings, the same does not seem to have been requested of today’s purchase Ashley Young, who only passed the usual routine.

The relationship between the two clubs was already tense over the summer when Inter openly pursued Edin Dzeko, but the striker opted to sign a new contract with Roma instead.

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