Inter coach Andrea Stramaccioni is remaining coy on Giampaolo Pazzini ‘s future at San Siro, but has pointed out that the club always comes first. The striker revealed over the weekend that he will most likely leave the club this summer, admitting that he no longer feels “part of the project” and hinted that Nerazzurri president Massimo Moratti has already decided to move him on. “If he said this, he will have had his reasons,” Stramaccioni said of Pazzini’s comments during an interview with La Domenica Sportiva . “In addition, it is normal that a president can and should make his own choices: it happens in every club. “As the coach of Inter I cannot put myself in charge of the budget and decide who goes and who stays, but I can certainly say that I have the utmost respect for Pazzini and that Inter come before everything else.” According to Tuttosport , Juventus are considering snapping up Pazzini, who arrived at San Siro from Sampdoria during last year’s January transfer window. It has also been reported that Inter will try to replace their outgoing forward with Siena’s Mattia Destro, and Stramaccioni admitted that he is a fan of the player, who made Italy’s preliminary squad for Euro 2012. “He’s a striker who put himself in the spotlight last year,” the 36-year-old acknowledged. “His goals speak for him. He’s among the most popular names of the transfer market and I know him well.” Stramaccioni took charge of Inter on a temporary basis following Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal in March, but subsequently signed a contract extension after overseeing a strong finish to the season.
Stramaccioni hints at Pazzini exit