Inter continue Samuel talks
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Internazionale have confirmed that they are still locked in talks with Real Madrid over a possible loan deal for Walter Samuel.
The Milan giants are keen to add another big-name central defender to their ranks and have targeted both Samuel and Roma's Cristian Chivu.
However, the transfer block imposed on Roma could well scupper any hopes Inter have of landing the Romanian.
Inter chief Massimo Moratti has revealed talks are ongoing with Real over Samuel, but he insists payment for the loan deal remains a stumbling block.
"The decision (to block Roma transfer dealings) complicates transfer matters," Moratti stated.
"We continue having contacts with Roma and Real.
"For Samuel, we see if we are able to find money: there will be talks with Real next week."