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Inter Milan’s president speaks on interest in stars from Arsenal, Chelsea and both Manchester powers

Mar 26, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

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Inter Milan president Erick Thohir was not reserved in discussing the players he covets for his side next season, dropping names like a kid trying to impress a friend (on the club’s official web site, no less).

Thohir shared his thoughts on Bacary Sagna, Patrice Evra, Edin Dzeko and others during a session with reporters Wednesday morning.

Having already inked Nemanja Vidic for next season, Inter appears anxious to further dig into the Premier League market.

Let’s go to Inter’s English report:

“Evra and Sagna? We’ve never had any negotiations with Evra. We’re interested in Sagna because we need to balance the team. Right now we only have Nagatomo and Jonathan. If one of them gets injured you need somebody else to come in. But if Sagna decided to stay in England, we’d understand and in that case we might bring in a young player from our academy.”

Sky Sports reports that Thohir expects Sagna will stay in England.

Thohir was also asked about the possibility of bringing Dzeko aboard from Manchester City, or Chelsea’s Fernando Torres:

“Torres, Morata and Dzeko? What I said is that we need someone up top. The media have written about those players and I mentioned that one of them would be good for Inter.”

Alvaro Morata is the 21-year-old Real Madrid striker with 13 goals in 12 caps for Spain’s U-21 side.

Inter is struggling through this season, in Serie A’s fifth place. The club is level with Parma and four points back of No. 4 Fiorentina. The top of the league? Juventus is 31 points away, which means each of those players carries tremendous possibilities.

  1. doyenboone - Mar 26, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    Thohir did not drop names.

    The Italian press has been linking those three to Inter in the past couple of days and he was responding to those reports, by stating that all he’s said on the matter is Inter need top players to compete.

    In the Italian press journalists frequently include their questions as a part of someone’s response.

    Your characterization of Thohir, like your journalistic instinct, is laughable.

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