Internazionale are to sue former Juventus general manager Luciano Moggi for comments he made about their president in a newspaper interview.

Moggi, at the centre of a match-fixing scandal that has rocked Italian football, told Repubblica that Inter were unfairly trying to take the moral high ground in the scandal which has engulfed Juve, Milan, Lazio and Fiorentina.

Moggi said he was being unfgairly portrayed as the central fgure in the scandal and accused Inter president Giacinto Facchetti of a series of illicit dealings.

But Moratti Inter owner Massimo Moratti told Inter’s official website: “These are the words of desperate people…Facchetti above all, and we at Inter, will sue Moggi because we have nothing to do with this and these things should not even be thought of.”

Moratti also repeated his call for last season’s Serie A title to be awarded to Inter, who were the highest-placed club not implicated in the scandal.