Zanetti: Osvaldo's Inter career over

Javier Zanetti has confirmed that Pablo Daniel Osvaldo's Inter career is over, with the striker closing in on a move to Boca Juniors.

The Buenos Aires-born Italy international joined the Nerazzurri on loan from Southampton at the start of the season but coach Roberto Mancini wants rid of the 29-year-old after an on-field spat with team-mate Mauro Icardi during January's Serie A clash with Juventus, as well as an unscheduled trip to Madrid that saw him miss two days of training without permission.


"He will no longer be a part of Inter," Inter vice-president Zanetti said of Osvaldo during an interview with Clarin. "We're trying to find the best solution for him."

Osvaldo reportedly hoped to join Juve before the close of the winter transfer window but the Italian champions instead opted to take Alessandro Matri on loan from AC Milan.

A proposed deadline-day move to QPR also failed to materialise for Osvaldo but Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici has admitted his interest in bringing the former Huracan attacker back to Argentina - provided the player is willing to take a wage cut.

"We're waiting to resolve some aspects [of the deal]," the Boca supremo told Radio La Red. "Once those have been defined and if there are no other teams to go to, then maybe [it will happen].

"If he wants to come to us, fine, but he will certainly have to concede more than us [in terms of the financial negotiations]."

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