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Thohir: I have No Intention Of Leaving Inter

thohir-interRumors linking him with an exit from the Inter are without any foundation claims Nerazzurri president Erick Thohir.

In a long interview with Mediaset Premium, Thohir gave his thoughts on the season, his future plans and overseas investment. Here are some of his comments:

On selling Inter to buy an English club:

“I have said many times that I have no intentions of buying a club in England. I want to concentrate on Italy, Serie A and Inter – that’s it.

“I don’t understand why people are saying that I want to leave because we have worked very hard in recent years.

“I want to thank the fans who have supported us from day one. Mr Moratti believes in what we’re doing at Inter. We’ve put a new management structure in place this year and renovated some areas of the training ground.

“I don’t have anything else to say if people continue to claim that I want to sell the club and get another one.”

Chinese Investment

Thohir sought to clarify the motives of Suning Commerce Group visiting the club, with some sources suggesting that the group were looking to buy the club outright rather than just invest.

“That’s a fantasy. The media likes drama, but actually we’re here and we want to continue to construct something.

“We’re not talking about a sale, but an increase in capital.”

On this season

Inter consolidated fourth place with a 3-1 victory over Udinese last night, but Champions League football is still a long way off.

“We wanted to get in the Champions League and that’s not over yet, there are still some matches to play. Let’s see where we are at the end of the season.

“In the same way, we have a five-year plan which is still on track. Competing in the Europa League would be significant and wouldn’t mean that Inter will collapse or have to sell its best players or fail to meet Financial Fair Play parameters.

“As management and owners, we’re not stupid. We have a plan and we’ll see where we are in May but there are options for every scenario.

“We’ll definitely satisfy Financial Fair Play. We would have been happy to get into the Champions League, otherwise we have a plan in place for the Europa League.

“Mancini was very noble when he said that failing to get third place is down to him, but we’re all working together as a team.”