Spalletti: Inter needs more signings

Inter head coach Luciano Spalletti said that the Scudetto hopefuls need more recruits to challenge reigning Serie A champion Juventus.

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Luciano Spalletti insists that Inter needd to make further signings before the transfer window closes following its loss to Chelsea.

Inter went down 5-4 on penalties against Chelsea after Saturday's International Champions Cup clash ended 1-1 in Nice.

The Serie A side has been busy in the transfer market, signing Radja Nainggolan, Lautaro Martinez, Stefan de Vrij, Kwadwo Asamoah and Matteo Politano.

However, Inter head coach Spalletti said that the Scudetto hopefuls – which is reportedly closing in on Atletico Madrid and Croatia full-back Sime Vrsaljko – needs more recruits to challenge reigning champion Juventus.

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"Transfers? We don't have many spare parts right now. I'd like to make it known that we've played a lot with the same players, without those who are injured and have been with their national teams," Spalletti said.

Spalletti added: "It's the speed ​​in implementing quality that makes the difference. Vrsaljko? There are no problems, the club have a plan in mind and we have to wait."

"It seems clear to me that the market isn't over yet. Whoever finishes top of our league has two teams for when you go to play in the cups, which take away your energy, or after two or three days, when you have to change six players."

"Then there are injuries. We need another goalkeeper, Icardi's deputy…  That's how it goes, so we're working towards it and we're close to completing our squad."