Bari Coach Giampiero Ventura Aims To Keep Defender Andrea Ranocchia

Both the Biancorossi and Inter co-own the player's contract...
Bari coach Giampiero Ventura has revealed that he wishes to keep defender Andrea Ranocchia at the Galletti next season, despite interest from co-owners Inter in having the stopper in their line-up.

Ventura has already seen one defender leave the Southern Italian club, with Leonardo Bonucci departing for Juventus.

Ranocchia, though, has undergone surgery to repair his injured knee, and missed the entire second half of the season.

"Of course I wish to keep him," the boss told SportItalia. "But it doesn't depend on me only, seeing that Inter own 50 per cent of his playing contract.

"After a six-month lay-off, he needs to have the possibilty to play again, something he may not do a lot at Inter," he added.

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