After reports that Inter are interested in bringing Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi back to Italy emanated earlier in the day, his agent has come out and claimed the New Jersey born player will cost any suitors approximately €40 million.
"[A bid of] €20 million was rejected last summer by Villarreal," his representative, Frederico Pastorello, told Gr Parlamento.
"He has a recession clause in his contract worth €40 million and therefore his value is closer to €40 million than €20."
The 22-year-old has impressed for the Yellow Submarines over the past two seasons, being chosen by Marcello Lippi for the senior national team in the process.
Meanwhile, Pastorello is also the agent of Valencia's Italian defender Emiliano Moretti. "He wants to return to Italy after five years at Valencia. We're working to achieve that," he concluded.
Adam Scime, Goal.com