Uefa won't stop Inter building a great team – Mancini
The coach insists his side’s transfer plans will not change and says they have not opened up negotiations with Yaya Toure over a possible move this summer
Roberto Mancini has insisted Inter’s transfer plans will not change because of their recent sanctions from Uefa under Financial Fair Play (FFP).
Inter were fined €6 million for breaching FFP regulations and could pay a further €14m dependant on their adherence to a list of financial conditions.
However, Mancini insists the club’s transfer plans will not change and they will still aim to challenge for titles and Champions League qualification in the coming years.
“Uefa understand we’re doing things the right way,” he told reporters. “I don’t think the settlement agreement will change our transfer plans. We want to build a great team that can get into the Champions League and win things.”
Mancini was then asked about his team’s transfer plans, with Yaya Toure and Paulo Dybala linked to them recently.
“I haven’t spoken to Toure. He’s a Manchester City player and obviously we’re not the only ones interested in him,” he continued.
“The same goes for Dybala: he’s a great striker and everyone wants him.
“Thiago Motta helped write Inter history but he belongs to Paris Saint-Germain and I don’t think he’s a free agent.”
Inter take on third place Lazio on Sunday and the coach believes it could be an advantage that they are playing away from home and feels his side can qualify for next season’s Europa League.
“From a tactical point of view it may be easier for us to play away against a team that tries to play an open game. But nothing beats playing at the San Siro in front of our fans.
“Lazio are a big test for us. They’re having a fantastic season and they’ll take the battle for second place with Roma down to the wire.
“As for us, we’ll do everything we can to get into the Europa League. There are 12 points left to play for but even if we don’t qualify it won’t change our future. Inter remain a big club and next season we’ll be challenging at the top.
“We’re making progress and we’ll keep making fewer mistakes.”