Inter president Massimo Moratti has confirmed that coach Rafa Benitez will have to sell players before he can bring in any new faces.
The club have recently been linked with renewed interest in Barcelona’s Lionel Messi following light-hearted comments made by Moratti and the slightly more serious remarks of chief executive Ernesto Paolillo.
It was also confirmed by Paolillo earlier in October that Rafa Benitez’s Inter plan to sign two players in the winter transfer market, but that they would also need to allow two of their current squad members to leave.
And Moratti has reiterated that the Serie A title holders will need to raise funds through sales if they are to be able to spend.
“I don’t know if we will do something,” he said. “We are looking around.
“But to buy we must sell. We will see if we are able to do both of these things.”
Moratti has also been unable to resist another comment regarding Messi, who said on Tuesday that he was happy at Barcelona but that the future could not be predicted.
“Everything will be a joke, maybe,” said Moratti. “Anyway, we have time. Messi said never say never and he speaks the truth.”