Moratti coy on transfer funds

Published Dec. 19, 2010 12:48 p.m. EST

Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has shrugged off questions regarding transfer funds in the January transfer window.

Nerazzurri boss Rafa Benitez has called on the club to back him or sack him in the winter window after a difficult start to his reign at the San Siro.

Benitez has been under pressure of late but secured some silverware for the Italians by winning the Club World Cup on Saturday.

European champions Inter have not made the best start to the season and currently sit seventh in Serie A - 13 points behind rivals AC Milan with two games in hand.


Despite the pressure, the former Liverpool boss has come out fighting and has called on the Inter board to give him funds to strengthen the squad in January.

However, president Moratti has shrugged off questions regarding potential money available for the Spanish coach this winter.

He said: "It's not the moment to ask and it's not something we decide now."

Inter do not take to the field until their home clash with Napoli in the league on 6 January.

Benitez has been in bullish mood of late and previously claimed there were three outcomes regarding his future at the club.

"There are three possibilities. One, 100 per cent support for the coach and buy four or five players to build a stronger team with competition among the players to be able to carry on winning matches and trophies," he remarked.

"Two, carry on like this without a project, without planning and go ahead with one person to blame, for the whole season getting to May this way.

"The third is to speak to my agent, reach an agreement if there is not this support. Simple."