KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 01: Antonio Cassano of Italy with the ball during the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Internazionale have agreed a deal to sign Antonio Cassano, with Giampaolo Pazzini and €7m moving in the other direction.
The two clubs confirmed the deal in short statements on their official websites. Cassano has signed a two-year deal until July 2014.
It's also understood that €7m will be paid to Inter as part of the deal. If you think that makes the deal seem one-sided, you wouldn't be alone. Francesco Coco, who has played for both clubs, joined the increasing number of voices questioning the move, telling Radio Mana Mana: "It would have been fairer without the money. Milan are the losers here because they have to put their hand in their pocket. It’s a swap deal which is totally in Inter’s favour."
Understandably, one man who was pleased was Inter captain Javier Zanetti, who told Sky Sport Italia: ""We are talking about a great champion. He’ll bring a new stimulus with him.
"We know him well and we are aware of his class. Let’s hope that we can fight for major honours with him in the team.
"He’ll find a squad here who will give him a warm welcome."