However, when Inter manager Luciano Spalletti and director of football Walter Sabatini, caught wind of the deal they reportedly shut down negotiations:
“This was the missed move of the summer,” claimed Acerbi’s agent Augusto Carpeggiani.
“The negotiations were at an advanced stage, we’d had meetings and discussions, but when Spalletti and Sabatini arrived, things changed and they made other choices.
“Therefore, we decided to renew the contract with Sassuolo to 2022.”
The centre-back had said at the end of last season that he would not be renewing his contract with the Neroverdi, as it was time to move on. However, with a move to Inter failing to materialise he decided to renew his Sassuolo contract.
Acerbi is a vital part of Sassoulo’s defence and played every game from the start last season, scoring four times from his centre-back role, as his team finished 12th.
Inter Milan signed two centre-backs this summer transfer window, which may be the reasoning for pulling out of a deal for Acerbi.
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