Saturday, 30 December 2006

Moratti’s fantasy football

Inter owner Massimo Moratti is allegedly ready to invest a further £65m to create a ‘dream team’ for the club’s centenary season.

The Nerazzurri celebrate their hundredth year in 2008 and it is said that Moratti is determined to celebrate the milestone by securing both the Scudetto and Champions League trophies.

The President has repeatedly stated his desire to build a team in the mould of his father’s all-conquering Inter side to fill the void left by Juventus as the dominant side in Serie A.

Moratti has made no secret of his desire to bring young Argentine prodigy Lionel Messi to the club, with the Barcelona star reportedly disillusioned with life in La Liga.

It is suggested that the majority of the transfer budget could be used to tempt Messi, with the remaining funds spent on the Juventus pair of Gigi Buffon and Mauro Camoranesi.

The club have also been linked with Real Madrid’s want-away midfielder David Beckham and the former England captain is expected to be the first of the patron’s dream team to arrive.

There are whispers that Roberto Mancini will remain as coach on the condition that he delivers at least the Scudetto this term, but Jose Mourinho may be his eventual replacement.

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