Inter spark transfer scramble

22 June 2009 08:05
Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has sparked a transfer scramble among Premier League clubs after admitting that star duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Maicon could be sold. Sweden striker Ibrahimovic has been linked with a summer move to Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City after recently suggesting he was unsettled in Italy. The £30million-rated hitman was the 25-goal leading scorer in Serie A last season with his goals helping Inter secure a fourth straight league title. Meanwhile, Chelsea are reported to be on the trail of Brazilian full-back Maicon. "As a fan, of course I want to see them stay but as the president, with the book balances to keep in mind, I have to say that if they wish to go, then they can go," said Moratti, who has previously pledged to keep hold of the star duo. When asked about the chances that both players would still be part of Jose Mourinho's squad when the new season begins in August, he added: "(There's a) 50 per cent chance. "If anybody wants to sign them, they know the price."

Source: ESA