Tuesday August 14 2012
Wage demands hit Inter-De Jong deal

Inter look to be in pole position for Manchester City’s Nigel de Jong, but need movement from the player on his wage demands.

The Dutch midfielder’s contract at Eastlands expires in June 2013 and he is being heavily linked with a departure, particularly with Jack Rodwell’s arrival at the club this weekend.

Sportmediaset name Massimo Moratti’s club as in prime contention for the 27-year-old, except for in negotiations on his contract. The midfielder currently earns €3.5m, which the San Siro outfit are keen to see reduced.

The Nerazzurri are also chasing more expensive alternatives for midfield in Paulinho of Corinthians and Fernando of Porto.