Moratti reveals Capello plan
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has confirmed that Fabio Capello is on his managerial wishlist.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 28/05/10 2:40pm
Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has confirmed that England coach Fabio Capello is in his sights as he seeks a successor for Jose Mourinho.
Real Madrid are currently attempting to prise Mourinho away from the San Siro, and although discussions seem to be stalling over the financial aspects of his release, Moratti is already eyeing Capello as his replacement.
Former AC Milan boss Capello has already distanced himself from a return to Serie A, but Moratti is still pursuing the possibility of luring the England coach after the World Cup.
Moratti said: "He is one of the candidates. But I have not made a decision.
"Should Mourinho leave, my duty is to find a coach that is serious and has experience, for example, in the Champions League.
"I think many coaches have a desire to collaborate with Inter."
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola and Zenit St Petersburg boss Luciano Spalletti have also been linked by the Italian press with the Inter hotseat.
"We thought about Guardiola," added Moratti on Gazzetta TV. "But he is very much linked with Barcelona and I don't think he will move for money.
"Spalletti did very well at Roma and he has done well in Russia.
"But I think Spalletti's intentions are to stay there."
Meanwhile, Moratti has dismissed reports linking precocious striker Mario Balotelli with a move away from the Nerazzuri.
Balotelli has spent the majority of the season at odds with Mourinho, but with Moratti expecting the Portuguese to leave, he sees no reason why the 19-year-old would join another club.
He said: "Balotelli remains at Inter, he had some problems with Mourinho, but now the Portuguese will not be here any more it seems he will stay."
The Inter president also added that there had been contact from Real about the availability of Maicon, but there was no chance of the Brazil right-back moving to the Bernabeu.
He added: "I am attached to Maicon. Not just Real Madrid have been in touch about him, but there will be no negotiations."