Monday May 9 2016
Moratti: ‘Inter sale takes time’

Former Inter President Massimo Moratti warns “it takes time” to negotiate investment, as a deal with Chinese investors stalls.

The Suning Group are looking to invest in the Nerazzurri, but President Erick Thohir confirmed today that no deal has yet been done with the Chinese consortium.

Moratti sold his majority stake in the club to Thohir, and still holds shares, so is well-aware of the efforts involved in such negotiations.

“New things are always seen as something to be concluded in two days,” Moratti explained to Premium Sport.

“It’s a negotiation though, and as such it takes time. Thohir and I have a similar vision, hoping to invest more, but it’s not easy with the new rules.

“It’s not a question of spending a lot or a little, it’s about the players you need. It’s also a matter of luck…”

Moratti was also asked about the Beneamata’s season, with Roberto Mancini’s side having fallen-short of Champions League qualification.

“Fourth place is a good result, which we could have considered at the start of the season. Then we started so well that there was a delusion that third-place wasn’t enough.

“Mancini’s future? It’s something to be discussed between him and the President, but I think he’ll stay.

“Diego Simeone? It’s always nice to think of his return, the future is open but right now we have a Coach and Simeone has a great team [Atletico Madrid].”

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