The former Sampdoria striker had claimed that he is not a part of the Nerazzurri's plans for next season and feels that he is being pushed out the exit door by Massimo MorattiInter boss Andrea Stramaccioni is remaining coy on Giampaolo Pazzini's future at San Siro, but has pointed out that the club always comes first.
The striker revealed over the weekend that he will most likely leave Appiano Gentile this summer, admitting, "I'll be honest I believe the club has made its decision and that I'll no longer be a part of this project."
Stamaccioni was reluctant to be drawn on Pazzini's comments but dropped a strong hint that the former Italy international could well be on his way.
"If he said this, he will have had his reasons," the 36-year-old coach told La Domenica Sportiva. "In addition, it is normal that a president can and should make his own choices: it happens in every club.
"As the coach of Inter I cannot put myself in charge of the budget and decide who goes and who stays, but I can certainly say that I have the utmost respect for Pazzini and that Inter come before everything else."
According to Tuttosport, Juventus is considering snapping up Pazzini, who arrived at San Siro from Sampdoria during last year's January transfer window.
It has also been reported that Inter will try to replace its outgoing forward with Siena's Mattia Destro, and Stramaccioni admitted that he is a fan of the player, who made Italy's preliminary squad for Euro 2012.
"He's a striker who put himself in the spotlight last year," the 36-year-old acknowledged. "His goals speak for him. He's among the most popular names of the transfer market and I know him well."
Stramaccioni took charge of Inter on a temporary basis following Claudio Ranieri's dismissal in March, but subsequently signed a contract extension after overseeing a strong finish to the season.
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