Marseille & Paris St-Germain Show Interest In Inter's Kerlon - Report

The Brazilian feted for his seal-dribble could be lighting up another league next year as the French sides have a keen interest in 'Foquinha'...
Having spent an injury-hit year with Chievo Verona last year, Kerlon returned to San Siro this summer hoping to break into Jose Mourinho's first team plans.

With the Portuguese tactician intent on slimming his squad, however, the seal-dribbler could find himself loaned out to France.

According to, French league runners-up Olympique Marseille and 2008 French Cup winners Paris St-Germain have shown a keen interest in the Brazilian.

Kerlon has a contract with the Nerazzurri until 2012, having signed for Inter last summer from Cruzeiro, but a serious knee injury stalled his progress while on loan with the Flying Donkeys last season.

Should either of the French clubs show interest, it is likely that Kerlon will be allowed to leave on loan for a season to progress further as a player.

Inter will be wary of the situation that city rivals AC Milan found themselves in this year, however, concerning Yoann Gourcuff. The Frenchman was allowed to leave for Bordeaux last season with a clause inserted into the loan deal that allowed les Girondins to buy the player permanently for €15 million.

While Gourcuff was keen on the move, Milan were hoping to persuade him to return to San Siro but were unable to do so due to the clause. Inter would do well to heed the lesson, should the reported interest in Kerlon intensify.

Anthony Wright,