Inter Milan want to appoint FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola - report

Pep Guardiola (credit: David Ramos/Getty Images)
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola is reportedly wanted by Inter Milan to replace Claudio Ranieri this summer.

Reports in Italy over the past week had claimed Inter were considering launching a bid to appoint under-pressure Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas as their next head coach should Ranieri be sacked at the end of the season.

But according to Marca, Inter president Massimo Moratti is prepared to break the bank to land Guardiola.

The 41-year-old is out of contract at Camp Nou at the end of the season and last week admitted he was not yet ready to commit to the Catalans for another year.

According to the report coming out of Spain, the Spaniard would pocket a net salary of €10million a year if he decides to move to Italy.

A number of Barca players have called for Guardiola to put pen-to-paper on a new deal, while the club's fans are also keen for him to sign a new one-year extension.

Earlier this week Lionel Messi revealed that he and his team-mates have urged their boss to sign a new deal, telling AS: "He knows what we think and he will make the decision when he sees fit.

"We want him to continue. He means a lot to us and to this club."

Porto president Pinto da Costa last week had claimed that Villas-Boas would join Inter if he was dismissed by Chelsea.

Da Costa told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "If he [Villas-Boas] were to leave Chelsea, I am sure he will become the next coach at Inter 

"He has the right personality to coach the Nerazzurri.

"In the past, I said the same thing about [Jose] Mourinho. However, in my opinion Villas-Boas made a mistake to leave Porto so soon.

"He thought that this was a unique opportunity, but he would surely get other offers like that."

Ranieri was appointed as Inter coach last September after Gian Piero Gasperini was dimissed after just three months in charge.
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