Cristiano Ronaldo would not be out of Inter’s financial reach, claims club director Piero Ausilio, but a deal for the Real Madrid star is impossible due to Financial Fair Play regulations.
The Portuguese forward is a four-time Ballon d’Or winner and is widely regarded as one of the finest footballers of all time.
Ausilo claims Inter’s owners, the Suning Group, would be able to bankroll a record-breaking deal, but admits that a move cannot be made due to rules imposed regarding club spending.
He told students at a class in the Universita degli Studi in Milan: “Today we have a strong and solid ownership.
“The new Chinese owners could comfortably buy the most famous players in the world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, but the truth is we can’t do that because of Financial Fair Play, which takes into account the development of the club.