Roma's Julio Baptista Wanted By Inter & Premier League Sides – Report

'The Beast' is a wanted man, but not necessarily at Trigoria...
With Roma eager to offload another player to provide funds for squad reinforcement, clubs are beginning to register an interest in Julio Baptista.

The former Real Madrid forward signed for the Giallorossi last summer in a €9 million deal, but he could be on the move again, just 12 months into a four-year contract.

Jose Mourinho's Inter have been searching for a trequartista throughout the summer, and La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that the Nerazzurri are interested in 'the Beast'.

The pink paper is suggesting that there could be an exchange of loan deals, with former Giallorossi winger Amantino Mancini and Portuguese flop Ricardo Quaresma moving in the opposite direction. Nicolas Burdisso, long wanted by Roma coach Luciano Spalletti, is also an option.

However, Inter may find yet another route blocked as Roma are more inclined to sell for hard cash rather than take on the Beneamata's deadwood in exchange.

With this in mind, La Gazzetta dello Sport is also claiming that a number of clubs from the Premier League have registered their interest in the 27-year-old. Baptista, formerly of Arsenal, has previously been considered a target for Manchester City.

Anthony Wright, Goal.com