Inter Will Keep Ibrahimovic, Barcelona Will Keep Eto'o - Massimo Moratti

Inter president Massimo Moratti has revealed what happened when he met with Barcelona chief Joan Laporta regarding both strikers...
Inter patron Massimo Moratti admits he spoke to Laporta over Ibrahimovic and Eto'o, but both men decided it was best if the strikers stayed where they are.

A number of reports have linked 'Ibra' with an exit. All types of transfer deals were being mooted by the Spanish and Italian press. The 'Ibra' plus cash and Eto'o deal, then further voices claimed of a move for Lyon's Karim Benzema. Speculation has continued to be rife ever since the chief's meeting with Laporta, and he has stepped in to clarify the club's position on his players.

"We had a dinner and we spoke about things after we heard that Ibrahimovic wanted to join Barcelona. We wanted to see our interest and Barcelona's in this matter and in the end both I and Laporta told each other it was best if we kept onto out own players," Moratti told Sky Sport Italia.

"We spoke about the players and how good they have done and I think it's best like this. Laporta is a very nice man and the dinner ended well. The argument is closed in this sense. There is always talk about Ibrahimovic, but I think he will stay."

Moratti also spoke about the upcoming transfer market including reports surrounding Deco and his will to join Inter.

"Deco? He is a good player, but we have not made any decision on him yet and I know what Mourinho has said about him," concluded Moratti.

Meanwhile, Douglas Maicon has hinted that he is considering his future after being linked with a lucrative move to Real Madrid.

"I still have a contract with Inter until 2013, but I think it's time to reflect upon my future," the defender told Sky Sport Italia.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com.