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Report: Inter start off with €22 million offer for Thuram

By Peter Vice

Italian transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Inter Milan's opening bid for Marcus Thuram clocks in at around €22 million. 

Without going into specifics about a possible sale, Gladbach sporting director denied knowledge of an offer from Italy.

Marcus Thuram.
Marcus Thuram.Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach

The reported "offer" by agent Mino Raiola of sporting client Marcus Thuram has reportedly led to an initial lowball bid, according to one of the Serie A's top transfer experts. Gianluca di Marzio notes that the Serie A club have opened with a €22 million purchase bid for a player Gladbach are on record as saying that they do not wish to let go off for less than €30 million.

Asked to confirm or deny the rumor during the Thursday presser, BMG sporting director Max Eberl claimed that he at least knew of no offer from Italy whatsoever for his French attacker. Every did emphasize that, despite his repeated public admission of the German club's financial difficulties, he found himself under no pressure to make a sale that would hurt the team's sporting prospects.

"I have to see what helps the club," Eberl noted, "and have to decide what is an unreasonable offer for a player whom--despite these times--is far too valuable."

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