Friday July 13 2012
Poli-Inter break explained

Andrea Poli’s agent has explained why talks with Inter over a move for the player have been broken off completely.

This afternoon saw confirmation from Poli’s representative that negotiations with the Nerazzurri over working out a transfer from Sampdoria had been called off.

As he explained this evening, the decision was because progress in talks looked a long way from being made.

“In light of this ongoing delay in negotiations no solution has been reached,” Giovanni Branchini told

“We note that obviously terms have failed to be agreed, otherwise the transfer would have happened by now.”

“It was inappropriate to continue to wait for a solution and so we are now free from any moral commitment to Inter.

“It ends here and tomorrow with Sampdoria we will work out what to do. Both Samp and us were absolutely convinced that Andrea would have become an Inter player, so on Monday he will now rejoin them [for pre-season training] and then evaluate what to do.

“We offer a heartfelt thank you to Inter who last year gave Poli an opportunity. Obviously now they have other priorities and we fully respect that.”