Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has hit out at reports claiming Inter are financially failling, reassuring fans club president Erick Thohir has a "well defined plan."
The reports suggest Inter find themselves some €140 million in the red and are on the verge of collapse.
Ausilio reminded everyone that the "€30m deficit has nothing to do" with the clubs financial picture. The contract agreed between Inter and UEFA "is being honoured" he continued. Ausilio also reassured fans telling them that there is "no risk that we (Inter) end up like Galatasaray."
The Turkish outfit were teetering on the verge of bankruptcy when they made an all out assault a few years ago when former Inter man Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba moved to Istanbul on financially taxing deals for the club.
Thohir is respectful and my future?
Ausilio also spoke highly of Thohir in the interview with Libero, calling the Indonesian businessman as "respectful" and his footballing knowledge "better than what people believe."
The 41-year-old told Libero that despite "him (Thohir) being very distant" he is very "respectful" and "calls us in our time zone when it's 2am for him."
Ausilio, who has been part of the backroom staff at the club for a number of years will see his deal expire next summer and admits that "the issue of my renewal hasn't been discussed." He went on to quash rumours of a trip to England saying it was only Thohir who went to take in Arsenal-Barcelona. He almost categorically ruled out a move to Milan "after so many years of being Nerazzuro" it would "trouble" him to join Inter's rivals.
Transfer net spend near zero
Another topic which came up in the interview was Inter's transfer policy, something he proudly says is "self financed" therfore meaning the net spend is "near zero" even though "many won't believe me" he added.
"We know what we're doing, the media are too superficial" he said before concluding the interview on the issue of Xherdan Shaqiri who left the club the summer after joining for the exact same fee: "This type of operation allows us to look for other players, and yet people keep saying that Inter threw away €15m."