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Internazionale owner Massimo Moratti has admitted the club are interested in Real Madrid defender Walter Samuel.

Samuel's future at Real looks uncertain with the powerful defender failing to win over the fans since his switch from Roma last summer.

Moratti is planning what money to make available to Roberto Mancini to strengthen the squad in the summer.

The Inter chief admitted Samuel is one of the club's top transfer targets, but fears the player could be priced out a move to Giuseppe Meazza.

"Samuel is one of the players that we are following," Moratti told the club's official website.

"We have to evaluate the situation from a financial point of view because there is always a problem with the budget that we shouldn't forget."

Moratti does not believe the squad needs major surgery over the summer and he ruled out the possibility of making a mega money move for Barcelona's Ronaldinho.

"Buying him means buying a club and it's impossible," added Moratti.

"He could only arrive by selling a big player and making a big sacrifice.

"At this point I don't think even the fans want much from the transfer market.

"Their dream is to get good results. It would be a mistake to revolutionise the team and look for stars to compensate for the lack of security.

"I can see greater security, good play, and the squad just needs to be reinforced slightly. This is enough to give the squad greater tranquillity."