Saturday November 17 2012
Inter confirm Quintero and Jung interest

Inter director of sport Piero Ausilio has confirmed rumours they are tracking Sebastian Jung and Pescara’s Juan Fernando Quintero.

Reports have repeatedly linked the Nerazzurri with these two players, possibly as early as the January transfer window.

Jung is a 22-year-old German Under-21 international right-back currently starring for Eintracht Frankfurt.

“Jung is a young lad and I cannot deny that we are tracking him, but that’s a long way from saying we have made decisive steps towards signing him,” Ausilio told Inter Channel.

“Between Angelo Ogbonna, Vlad Chiriçhes and Igor Lichnovsky the one who is most ready is certainly Ogbonna.”

The Nerazzurri have also been linked with Pescara creative midfielder Quintero, who is already a target for Juventus.

“In the midfield I will only talk about Quintero, because I have already mentioned this player. We did try an approach with him, but the problem with young talents who have foreign passports is you have to make choices tied to that particular moment.

“Pescara made the most of their opportunity to register him. We tried to do it and would’ve had to structure the operation with another club, but we had to let it go.

“In any case, we are still tracking Quintero and I am happy he has come to Serie A, as he has quality and is doing well.”

Ausilio was asked about some other young players who have been linked with Inter, such as Partizan Belgrade’s Lazar Markovic, Rogelio Funes Mori of River Plate and Giuseppe Rossi.

“Markovic is young and has talent, but he still needs to grow because it takes more than one game against us to prove he’s the right man for Inter. Plus Serbia are not in the EU, so he is in passport terms on a par with Brazilians.

“We are monitoring Funes Mori, but no more than many other players. Naturally we always keep an eye on what is happening at River Plate.

“Rossi is trying to recover from his injury, but he has been out for a year and a half. We will wait and see what happens.”

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