Monday January 18 2016
Calleri: ‘Not going to Inter’

Jonathan Calleri’s father confirms the Boca Juniors striker won’t join Inter, but Palermo are an option.

The forward was very close to agreeing a move to the Nerazzurri, which would have seen him loaned to Bologna for the rest of the season.

However, rules over third-party ownership complicated the move, meaning Calleri would have been sent to Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado, then loaned to the Rossoblu from there, with Inter having an option for the summer.

“Jonathan will go to Deportivo Maldonado, we have an agreement,” Guillermo Calleri revealed, speaking to Calciomercato.

“After that we’ll look for the best solution for him. The lad wants to play in Italy, but he needs a club which will focus on letting him play.

“Palermo are interested in him, and playing for such a big club, with a Coach like [Guillermo Barros] Schelotto would be perfect for him.

“We’ll see if a deal materialises. The process for acquiring dual-nationality is almost complete. By the 28th of January I’ll be in Italy, and Jonathan will be an EU-player in every respect.

“In my opinion, Inter didn’t show proper interest in Jonathan. The deal with them won’t be done, and therefore Bologna have pulled back too.”

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