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Inter director Beppe Marotta praises coach Simone Inzaghi for reaching the Champions League final, warns Manchester City that “he who spends the most money doesn’t always win” and is open to “new negotiations” with Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku.
While Pep Guardiola’s men look to complete the treble, Simone Inzaghi has won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana for two consecutive seasons and reached the Champions League final against the odds. “The main credit for this success goes to the coach who, despite the criticism and pressure I put on him, managed to make it a truly extraordinary season. In soccer, the equation that whoever spends the most money must win doesn’t always work. Manchester City deserved to reach this final and are an economic powerhouse in the sport, but we want to defend our own corner in this sense. That’s the great thing about sport, that predictions can be overturned. We know who the big favourites are, but we want to make a good impression and know that dreams can become reality. Dzeko’s contract is about to expire and Lukaku is only on loan, he’s not our player. We’re happy to enter into new negotiations with Chelsea, but it’s a difficult thing to predict at the moment, as we’ll sit down with the club hierarchy and plan for next season. They are both great professionals and excellent players,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia and Sport Mediaset.
Inter can’t afford to buy Lukaku, so they’re eager to negotiate another season-long loan, potentially with an option to buy.