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The 35-year-old striker was optimistic that he had done enough to convince the Nerazzurri he was worthy of a new contract but he is now open to moving abroad as a free agent

Tommaso Rocchi has admitted he had hoped to stay at Inter for another season but is now open to moving overseas in order to continue his playing career.

The Nerazzurri signed the 35-year-old on a short-term contract from Lazio this January to serve as cover for their injury-ravaged forward line.

But despite netting two goals in eight Serie A appearances at San Siro, no contract extension was forthcoming, meaning Rocchi is now a free agent.

"Although it was not a very lucky season for us, I can say that Inter was a great experience for me," the former Biancocelesti forward told Corriere dello Sport.

"I had gone to Inter with the goal of staying there for a year and a half but there was not the possibility of continuing there.

"I'm fine now, though. I have already started working out with my trainer and I want to be ready if an opportunity presents itself. I will consider every offer that arrives - from Italy or from abroad.

"I showed that I'm in shape in the latter part of the season with Inter, where I played with a certain continuity due to injuries of my fellow forwards."

Rocchi, who has three Italy caps to his name, had arrived at Appiano Gentile after eight years at the Stadio Olimpico.