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Inter target Porto midfielder Fernando - Report

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Serie A giants Inter have set the sights on a double swoop of Portuguese champions Porto for midfielder Fernando and defender Rolando.

Italian website Calciomercato are reporting that Inter have sent an agent to Porto to negotiate a transfer for the two players.

It is believed that Portuguese defender Rolando has long been a target of Inter president Massimo Moratti and that Fernando has been identified by young coach Andrea Stramaccioni as the ideal player to add defensive balance to Inter's midfield.

Porto have previously expressed a desire to keep both players at the club but could be tempted if the right offer is put forward. The report also suggests that Argentine midfielder Ricky Alvarez, who has not enjoyed the greatest time since joining the club last summer, as part of the deal.

Rolando, 27, who was born in Cape Verde, is a tall central defender who has been a key part of the Porto side since joining in 2008 from Belenenses.

While Fernando, 25, joined Porto in 2007 from Brazilian third division side Vila Nova and, after spending one year on loan at Estrela Amadora, quickly become a regular fixture in the Porto team and was key during their Uefa Europa League triumph in 2011.

 
 

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