Inter confirm Hleb interest
Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini has confirmed Arsenal ace Alexander Hleb is one of his targets.
Last Updated: 24/04/08 12:39pm
Internazionale coach Roberto Mancini has confirmed Arsenal ace Alexander Hleb is one of his summer transfer targets.
Hleb has been continually linked with a possible summer switch to Inter in the last few months, after reports emerged that the Belarus midfielder and an agent had met with Inter officials last month.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken of his fears of losing the talented midfielder, with Hleb having just two years to run on his current contract at Emirates Stadium.
Inter boss Roberto Mancini is a big admirer of Hleb and he says the Arsenal man, along with Genoa's Abdoulay Konko and Udinese's Gokhan Inler, are on his transfer wish-list.
Targets"We have already spoken about the players we would like to sign," Mancini told the Corriere dello Sport.
"We are interested in Hleb, Inler and Konko."
Wenger admitted he is keen to keep hold of his best players, but he could face a major fight to hang onto Hleb, who will miss Arsenal's last three games of the season through suspension.
Meanwhile, Mancini has played down reports of unrest between himself and Inter president Massimo Moratti.
Mancini's position at the club has been the subject of debate with reports suggesting Inter have lined up a move for former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to replace him at Giuseppe Meazza.
However, Mancini has played down the rumours and insists he has no problem with Moratti.
"Between me and Moratti there are no problems and everything is quiet," added Mancini.