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Inter's Massimo Moratti: There has been contact with Marcelo Bielsa over coaching position

Inter president Massimo Moratti has confirmed that he has been in contact with former Chile boss Marcelo Bielsa about the position of head coach, less than 24 hours after stating that he had not approached the Argentinian.

Current incumbent Leonardo has been linked with the position of sporting director at Paris Saint-Germain, with a move expected to be completed within the next few days, and Moratti appears ready to release the former AC Milan chief in order to make way for the 55-year-old Bielsa.

"Leonardo has a great opportunity," Moratti said according to Sky Sport 24, referring to PSG's job offer.

On the subject of a replacement, he added: "We have already spoken to Bielsa. We will find a solution that suits us and Leonardo."

Bielsa has previously coached clubs such as Club America, Velez Sarsfield and Espanyol, and was in charge of Argentina's national team before taking the Chile job in 2007. He resigned from his post with the South American country in February 2011 and has since been out of work.

Inter skipper Javier Zanetti and midfielder Esteban Cambiasso are reportedly the driving forces behind the approach for Bielsa, and the former recently praised the tactician for the influence he has had on his career.

"Bielsa was very important for me. I've learned something from everyone, but Bielsa taught me the best way to live and interpret football," The full-back said to La Gazzetta dello Sport last month.

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