Friday December 30 2011
Inter reject Zarate option?

Mauro Zarate’s days at Inter look to be numbered, with reports indicating that the club are not interested in making permanent his loan deal.

The Argentine joined the Nerazzurri on an initial loan agreement with a non-compulsory agreed reported fee of €17m put in place to make the player’s move permanent, should Inter wish to.

However, La Gazzetta dello Sport are one of a number of outlets in the peninsula speculating that Massimo Moratti’s club are not going to pursue that option. Reports are citing that Inter are unimpressed with his form to date.

Ranieri commented recently that the player needs a ‘chip inserted into the brain’ so as to bypass an issue of failing to stick to instructions on the pitch, whilst it is notable that Zarate has been substituted at half-time in each of his last three League starts for the club, whilst he only made the bench for the team’s last four Serie A matches of 2011.

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