Spalletti: ‘Inter working on Nainggolan’

Luciano Spalletti is confident Inter “will keep their promises” on squad reinforcements, will bring Ivan Perisic to China and is “working on” Radja Nainggolan.

The Coach spoke to reporters after a 2-1 friendly defeat to Bundesliga 2 side Nurnberg.

“It went well today, because the important thing was to avoid injuries. As for the game itself, at times they tried to do what we discussed in training, in others they didn’t and got stretched out, so this is all good material to discuss.”

Suning Group director Walter Sabatini said yesterday that the Nerazzurri would bring in reinforcements from the market.

“I feel reassured in every way. Clearly we had some discussions and when you make a promise, you have to maintain it, so I am confident it’ll happen. Because those two, three, four players we need to put into the squad don’t necessarily have to be top champions, but simply completing the team in those areas that are lacking.”

Perisic was absent from today’s friendly because he visited his personal dentist in Croatia. Amid Manchester United interest, does that mean the winger won’t be going on Inter’s pre-season tour of China next week?

“If nothing changes, then Perisic will come to China. He had an abscess in his tooth and it was clearly visible even to the naked eye, so he preferred to go to his personal medic who has been seeing him for a long time.”

This evening, Nainggolan is having a meeting with Monchi to discuss a new Roma contract, so are Inter still pushing for the midfielder?

“That is something the directors are working on. As I said, we need to let certain situations mature and Nainggolan is one of them. It has been talked about and the directors are keeping that in mind.

“We’ve got a good team with many players who haven’t expressed themselves to their full potential and those who arrive will help complete the side. We don’t need to have an extraordinary transfer market to aspire to the top four.”