According to Gazzetta dello Sport, tensions are high in the Roma camp who were looking forward to having Politano bolster their ranks.
The report further goes on to state that both players had both undergone medicals this week and were meant to exchange places on loan with an obligation to buy at the end of the season, and they were valued at €25m.
However, Inter seemed to pull the plug when they demanded extra fitness tests on top of the traditional medical for Spinazzola. They then asked to change the terms of the deal, making it a loan with an option to buy, to be activated after 15 competitive appearances.
Matteo Politano and Leonardo Spinazzola have returned to their respective clubs after the swap failed, but Inter and Roma are reportedly furious at each other https://t.co/3MHQoVNLHC #SerieA #FCIM #ASRoma pic.twitter.com/z4rs1ATuOD— footballitalia (@footballitalia) January 17, 2020
The clubs ended up discussing what constituted an appearance, Inter demanding it meant at least 45 minutes on the pitch. At this stage, talks broke down completely and both clubs walked away from the deal.
Despite the collapse, Roma maintain an interest in signing Politano and could bring him in on loan, provided Inter do not wish to charge them for the loan. If unable to secure Politano, the Italian capital club could instead go in for Milan’s Suso.
The report from the Milan based news outlet goes on to state that Inter have now turned their attention towards Victor Moses from Chelsea. The 29-year-old Nigerian is currently out on loan at Turkish side Fenerbahce but has found playing time limited.
Inter also secured the services of Manchester United full-back Ashley Young last evening on a six-month contract.