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Gasperini blames lack of support in transfer market for Inter Milan demise

Gian Piero Gasperini feels his demise at Inter Milan this season was due to a lack of support in the transfer market.

Gasperini blames the club and President Massimo Moratti for many of the problems, especially the transfer strategy.

"Moratti explained to me that due to the financial fair play rules, a big star had to leave, but that Samuel Eto'o would remain. The objective was to regenerate a group that was showing signs of fatigue and needed to begin the renewal process.

"That was fine with me. I just needed Palacio, a midfielder and a defender, considering the injuries we had in those areas. We thought for the midfield about Arturo Vidal, while I also liked Radja Nainggolan, but Inter didn't consider him worthy.

"The same was true of Domenico Criscito, not to mention we could've signed Rodrigo Palacio. They were looking for Alexis Sanchez, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Carlos Tevez, who were much more difficult to get hold of.

"If I had the Palacio-Milito-Eto'o trident, then I was ready to take on the world. At least they made me happy by keeping Thiago Motta, who Inter had told to find himself a new club, and Diego Milito turned down a great proposal.

"It really would not have taken much. Just two or three players, not the nine that Inter ended up buying. So much for financial fair play! That is my biggest regret, that it would've been pretty simple to do well."

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