Inter Boss Luciano Spalletti Admits Defender Andrea Ranocchia Will Leave Club ‘With Regret’

​Inter coach Luciano Spalletti has admitted that defender Andrea Ranocchia will leave the club “with regret” when two new centre-backs are signed.

The 29-year-old returned to the club for pre-season after a spell on loan in the Premier League with Hull City, but he is now set for a permanent exit.

Spalletti is looking to significantly strengthen his squad after Inter finished in a disappointing seventh place in last season’s Serie A.

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“Normal market? We did well in preseason, the players showed they were professionals, they listened and put [their professionalism] into practice,” the Coach told Rai Sport, quoted by ​Football Italia.

“Sometimes [the market] is wrong, but it’s normal. If you tell me that Inter have €200m to spend, Spalletti would be the king, Sanchez, Vidal and Nainggolan would all come…

“Still, I have a great team and club at my disposal. Something’s missing, mainly in defence, but the directors know and are working on it. We need two centre-backs.

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“After that, Ranocchia will go elsewhere with my regret. That’s his situation, even he’s an exceptional lad and a good player.

“Brozovic? He’s a player that knows how to find space in the final third and has the legs to keep going. He’s an all-rounder.”

The Italy international joined the club from Genoa in 2011 for €18.5m, but struggled to establish himself and departed on loan spells to his former club and Sampdoria. 

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Ranocchia has made over 150 apperances for Inter, winning the Coppa Italia in his first season.

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