Inter president Moratti will only move for Lavezzi if the price is right

The Argentina international has been in fine form for the Partenopei this season and has been heavily linked with the Nerazzurri for the best part of a year
Inter president Massimo Moratti has revealed that he would only be interested in signing Ezequiel Lavezzi if Napoli's asking price is not too high.

The Argentina international has long been linked with a move to San Siro and it was claimed on Saturday that the Nerazzurri are willing to offer the Partenopei €15m plus three players to make the deal happen.

Moratti has confirmed that he would like to bring the player to Appiano Gentile but insisted that he will not be held to ransom.

"I was also reading about our interest in Lavezzi in the papers last year, but Napoli wants to keep him forever because they value him so highly," the oil tycoon told Sky Sport Italia.

"If the figure was reasonable, he would be perfect; otherwise, there are many other good players in the world."

Meanwhile, Moratti intimated that if interim boss Andrea Stramaccioni, who has seen a dramatic improvement in the club's form since replacing Claudio Ranieri at the helm last month, finishes the season on a high, the club's former Primavera boss will be given the job on a full-time basis.

"He has character and he seems to me to be a strong and intelligent person," the Nerazzurri supremo mused.

"He is in a position to get positive results in the closing stages of the season and these would be important for in terms of a contract extension, as I would then view it as the right decision to continue with him."

Inter have climbed to fifth in Serie A on the back of a six-game undefeated streak following Stramaccioni's appointment as coach.