Inter Milan may be about to lose Samuel Eto'o, but president Massimo
Moratti does not see Manchester City’s unsettled striker Carlos Tevez
as the replacement.
Tevez was thought to be on the Italian’s radar after announcing his
desire to leave City, but Roberto Mancini stated on Friday there were
no clubs interested in paying what would be a substantial transfer
Moratti told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "Eto'o leaving? When and
if it happens, I will miss him a lot. He is a very serious
professional, a top player in the true sense of the word, who has
managed to drag the team and especially in times of difficulty he has
always been on the top level, being a great player.
"He goes for the financial fair play and because when you get an offer
like that it's hard to refuse it. The financial fair play is serious,
not a joke: whoever doesn't respect the parameters will be out of
"Will Tevez be the replacement? I don't think we will get him.
"Forlan? Lavezzi? These are the names on which we are working: we are
watching, exploring, we'll see.
"With (Napoli owner, Aurelio) De Laurentiis we spoke of Lavezzi, but
it could just be a contact which finishes there.
"Giuseppe Rossi? We never thought of him, we're looking for a player
with different characteristics."