Interviewed by Calciomercato.com, Corinthians Sports Director Edu has confirmed to be interested in Inter Milan striker Diego Forlan but has admitted that it will be extremely hard to sign the Uruguay national. Regarding the nerazzurri's interest for 23 year old attacking midfielder Paulinho, the Brazilian executive has declared that his club has no interest in selling the player. On the contrary, according to the Corriere dello Sport, Inter agents are expected in Brazil for Sao Paulo 19 year old Lucas Moura. Still regarding the midfield, the same newspaper reports that the Lombard club is ready to compete with Juventus for Pescara 21 year old Marco Verratti, while, regarding the defense, Romanian defender Cristian Chivu should decide today about the new contract offered by the nerazzurri. The agent of Brazilian wingback Maicon has condirmed to Sky Sport 24 that his client could leave Inter, and his substitute, according to Tuttosport, should be Manchester City 26 year old Aleksandar Kolarov.
As reported by Sport.es, AC Milan Sports Director Ariedo Braida has confirmed his club's interest for Barcelona 21 year old midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The rossoneri, as reported by La Stamoa, could soon have some fresh money to invest on the transfer market, as the Emir of Dubai is expexted next week at Silvio Berlusconi's residence. According to the same newspaper, Milan are ready to join Inter and Juventus in the hunt for Pescara 21 year old midfielder Marco Verratti. Still regarding the midfield, Dutch veteran Clarence Seedorf is about to leave the Lombard club to move to Brazil or Canada, while for the defense, 24 year old Francesco Acerbi, actually in co-ownership between Chievo and Genoa, has confirmed his will to join Milan. The alternatives, according to Tuttosport, remain Villarreal 25 year old Cristian Zapata and Cagliari 25 year old Davide Astori, particularly admired by coach Massimiliano Allegri.