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The Argentine midfielder appeared to be on his way to the Nerazzurri, but the switch has now been put on hold following the departure of Catania's general director

By Renato Maisani

The proposed transfer of Alejandro Gomez from Catania to Inter has hit a stumbling block following the exit of the Sicilian club's general director Pietro Lo Monaco, has learned.

Inter had reached an agreement with Lo Monaco on a transfer fee of €6 million for the 24-year-old, and the move only appeared to be a matter of formality.

However, Lo Monaco will leave Catania this summer, and his replacement Sergio Gasparin has yet to give the transfer the green light.

Gomez's switch has therefore been put on hold until Catania confirm their new technical set-up.

The Sicilians are expected to appoint Nicola Salerno as their new sporting director in the coming days, and will make a final decision on the attacking midfielder's future.

Meanwhile, Inter are closely monitoring developments at Catania as they are eager to wrap up the deal sooner rather than later, and the Nerazzurri could be forced to look at other options if the Etnei stall the transaction.