Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has admitted that he would like to bring Bayern Munich’s Michael Ballack and Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs to the San Siro.
The Inter chief’s announcement is unlikely to cause much of a stir in either Manchester or Munich. Ballack only moved to Bayern in the summer while Giggs has spent his entire career at Old Traffford and has shown no desire to leave the club.
“Yes, it is true that I have an interest in Ballack,” Moratti admitted. “I like him so much because he’s, at the same time, a very good midfielder but also able in attacking situations.
“And it’s true I would like to see him with Inter, but not in the close future.
“But I know that it’s a very difficult negotiation because he’s practically just arrived at Bayern and they usually know how to bind themselves to the big talents.
“Anyway, it’s a dream, if you want, that could be realised not tomorrow, but in the future.”
“Giggs?” he asked when quizzed about the Welsh winger. “He is at the same stage as Ballack. “He’s a fantastic player that everyone wants to buy.
“But he plays with Manchester and that’s why we don’t speak about him. “But, in the future, all could be possible.”
Giggs has also been the subject of much praise from Roma coach Fabio Capello.
“Ryan Giggs is the greatest outside left player there has been in world football during the past five years,” Capello was quoted as saying in sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.
‘His national side (Wales) is not so strong and it’s probably this that stops him winning big prizes like the European player of the year award – a trophy he amply deserves for all he’s done in the last few seasons.”