Tuesday January 28 2014
Moratti: Juve-Inter talks unlikely

Massimo Moratti doesn’t see Inter and Juventus holding any more negotiations over Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin.

The former Nerazzurro President met with his successor Erick Thohir on Monday evening before talking with reporters.

“It was a nice opportunity to have a calm chat together, away from the pressures of a match situation,” considered Moratti to Sky Sport Italia.

“It was very useful to listen to Erick's ideas and try to work out what's best for Inter.

“Did I give him any advice on how to come through this difficult spell? To me he seems like the sort of person who catches on quickly and doesn't need a lot of advice.

“I think it's important that he try to make the ownership's presence felt through his organisational set-up, even when he's far away.

“Any advice that I would give? Keep believing. A professional attitude and hard work always pay off. There's always a way out of a rut, however hard it is.

“Transfers? I've read lots of false stories. It depends on him, it certainly doesn't depend on my advice.”

Moratti was asked for his opinion on fan protests that brought about the end to talks between Juve and Inter over a proposed swap deal involving Mirko Vucinic and Fredy Guarin.

“Nothing out of the ordinary happened to disturb the players other than that the crowd followed another story that wasn't the game at hand. I hope the people being contested are able to prove they're worth more than what the fans think.

“What have I got to say to the fans? Inter supporters take these things to heart because Juventus are the other party involved. You can't criticise their reaction even if it might have been the right thing to do financially.

“Could the deal be resurrected? I don't think there will be any more negotiations.”