Inter will take part in January 2008's Mohammed Bin Rashid International Football Championship in Dubai.

"This championship will provide the perfect climate away from the European winter to keep the team in peak condition for the second half of the season," Inter managing director Ernesto Paolillo enthused.

The other sides to compete will be Brazilian FIFA Club World champions Internacional, Dutch giants Ajax and one other still to be announced with games taking place on January 5 and 7.