Moratti denies Materazzi exit
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Massimo Moratti has dismissed claims that Marco Materazzi could be on his way.Internazionale president Massimo Moratti has dismissed claims that have suggested Marco Materazzi could be on his way.
The Italian stopper is desperate for more regular football as he eyes a World Cup spot and has been linked to both Milan and Fiorentina.
Talk has been that Materazzi is ready to seek pastures pasture new and that Inter would consider offers but this has now been dismissed by Moratti.
''The rumours about Materazzi's departure are absolutely groundless,'' he claimed.
''At the moment it is important to stay with a group that has a big harmony.
''There are teams that offer players and we are evaluating a few possibilities for next season.''
Meanwhile, Inter coach Roberto Mancini has spoken of his relief after watching his win a tightly contested affair at Lecce 2-0.
''We knew it wouldn't be an easy match.'' he said.
''We have had difficulties in finding space because Lecce closed us down.
''At the moment it is difficult (to catch Juventus) they are alone at the top. For the moment it is hard but I think we can achieve satisfactory things.''