Thursday December 29 2011
Viviano wants loan opportunity

Emiliano Viviano will discuss the possibility of leaving Inter in January in an effort to make Italy’s Euro 2012 squad.

The goalkeeper joined the Nerazzurri from Bologna in the summer, but he damaged knee ligaments in pre-season training and he’s been sidelined ever since.

However, a return to action is close for the Italian international and he’s keen to start playing again.

“We’ll meet with the Inter directors over the first few days of January to discuss a possible loan switch for the boy,” agent Claudio Vigorelli told TMW.

“He is almost ready to start playing again and he’d like the opportunity to win a place in the Italy squad for Euro 2012.”

Palermo have been suggested as a possible destination, but the representative seemed to close that door.

“I don’t think Palermo are an option as they already have two ‘keepers. It’s useless to name clubs, even if I have to admit that he could end up in England.”

Viviano, who stepped in for the injured Gigi Buffon under the guidance of Italy boss Cesare Prandelli, was close to joining Genoa in the summer before he picked up his injury.

Inter’s current first choice custodian is Brazilian international Julio Cesar.

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