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Inter threaten Fiorentina with legal action over comments
Internazionale have reacted angrily after Fiorentina vice president Paolo Panerai made comments about Inter’s handling of the Mohamed Salah saga on his personal twitter page, saying “Inter should be relegated”.
In a club statement by the Milan club Inter said, “It is not acceptable for anybody to talk out of turn about our club, casting doubt over its solidity and transparency. It is not acceptable for anybody to offend our club and, as a consequence, our fans, with comments that are utterly lacking in foundation.”
Panerai said that Inter “should be relegated” after trying to steal the 23-year-old winger from the Florence based club.
The vice president added that Inter had a “lack of transparency” in their attempts to fund a move for Salah.
However Inter replied saying, “FC Internazionale are shocked by the request of an exemplary action against the club, which only just underwrote a public agreement with UEFA to fully respect the Financial Fair Play rules.”
In their statement the Nerazzurri went on to say, “Given that Fiorentina is clearly attempting to involve Inter in a matter that doesn’t concern it, in order to cover up a problem between Fiorentina and the player Mohamed Salah, F.C. Internazionale will make recourse to any authority necessary in order to protect its image and integrity.”
The Viola quickly responded with the following: “ACF Fiorentina wishes to clarify that recent comments made by board member Paolo Panerai are his own personal views and not those of the club.”
It is worth noting that Mohamed Salah has been called up by Fiorentina to attend the clubs annual summer training camp in northern Italy.
This comes after it was reported by the Egyptian wingers agent that he would not be returning to Fiorentina.
The agents’ comments were followed by a harsh statement from Fiorentina stating that legal action would be taken if Salah does not sign for the club.