Saturday January 21 2012
Moratti on Lazio, Motta and Lucas

Inter President Massimo Moratti looks ahead to the Lazio clash, locks down Thiago Motta and confirms negotiations for Lucas.

“The derby is a special game, so you feel it more, but traditionally we have always struggled against Lazio,” said the patron.

“They need points to prove they belong in the top three and have some very talented players. It’s certainly not an easy match and we must try to maintain the necessary humility.”

Moratti was also asked about the transfer market, as reports continue that Thiago Motta is requested by Paris Saint-Germain.

“He is a unique player and recognisable as one of our most important figures. This suggests he is not for sale, but then the market has its own rules and we hope he won’t leave.”

The Nerazzurri have also been heavily linked with 19-year-old Sao Paolo striker Lucas, as director Marco Branca flew out to Brazil for talks.

“Have we made steps forward for Lucas? I don’t know, because I haven’t spoken to Branca yet. There was a journey to get an idea of the situation, but not for an immediate move. Lucas is a good player with notable talent.”

Finally, Inter President Moratti was asked where Carlos Tevez will be playing later this season.

“This is a difficult question!” he smiled.

The Manchester City striker rejected a PSG transfer last night, putting both Inter and Milan back in the running.

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