After last night's draw with Sampdoria at Marassi, Moratti told reporters that Inter's transfer campaign was over and that José Mourinho will have to make do without the services of the talented winger.
On the other hand the Special One admitted that Quaresma would bring to the squad some qualities that they are currently lacking and he hoped a deal could still be brokered.
"However, I'm happy with with the players at my disposal and it won't be the end of the world if Ricardo stays at Porto," he told Mediaset.
In fact Moratti's words seem to be just part of a clever plan to induce Porto to considerably reduce their economic demands.
The Portuguese media are indeed confident that Ricardo could land in Milan today, undergo the customary medical and then be unveiled tomorrow at the Nerazzurri's headquarters.
Inter are allegedly willing to include midfielder Pelé in the deal to sweeten the deal and finally get their hands on the Portugal international.