Inter Milan pull out of race for Tottenham and Chelsea target

11:52 20 November 2012

Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Inter Milan have revealed they do not have the transfer funds to launch a January bid for Shakhtar Donetsk forward Willian.

The highly-rated Brazilian has caught the eye of Premier League duo Spurs and Chelsea in recent months, and put in two sparkling performances against the Blues in the Champions League this season.

Italian giants Inter had also been rumoured to be interested in moving for the 24-year-old, who has openly stated his desire to move to a bigger club, but they have now pulled out of the equation.

Marco Branca, the club’s sporting director, told Sky Italia: “It’s not down to where we are in the table whether we make signings in January, there are other factors to consider.

“At this moment in time, there’s no way we’ll be investing in January for other reasons.

“It’s the same situation in many other industry sectors. We’re in an economic crisis.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Chelsea news

Friday, May 20, 2016
Arsenal's Theo Walcott gestures to the fans (Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Our season review continues with a look at the five players who went backwards this season.

Friday, May 20, 2016
The England team poses ahead of kick off. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

England Under-21s boss Gareth Southgate felt his side applied themselves well in challenging conditions as they opened their 2016 Toulon Tournament campaign with a 1-0 win over Portugal.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Tottenham's Erik Lamela (left) and Arsenal's Hector Bellerin battle for the ball during the 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane in March

We continue our season review with a look at the five most improved players in London in 2015/16.

Friday, May 20, 2016
Radamel Falcao of Chelsea looks despondent (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

With a lot of comings and goings in London, we pinpoint the five biggest transfer flops of this season.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur and Diego Costa of Chelsea battle for the ball (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Which players made the biggest impact after moving to the capital this past season?

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport