Portsmouth midfielder Sulley Muntari
appears to be headed to Italian champion Inter Milan. Though
neither club has made an official announcement, Italian press is reporting that the Ghana international has signed a four-year deal with the Nerazzurri that effectively puts an end to talk of
England midfielder Frank Lampard
rejoining his former Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho
, at Inter.
The 23-year-old will be returning to the Serie A where he previously enjoyed a
five-year stint with Udinese. Portsmouth purchased the midfielder for $14 million before the start of last season and Muntari, who has made 42 appearances with the Ghana national team, quickly
established himself in the first team, scoring seven goals over the course of the year. The move back to Italy is believed to be worth $25 million.
Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp
had previously been reluctant to sell the player, saying, "I don't want to sell him. He is one of my best players and is a terrific young
Upon his arrival in Milan, Mourinho made it a priority to sign an attacking midfielder. Mourinho originally wanted Lampard, but it appears the England midfielder has decided to
stay at the Premier League club for the time being.
Mourinho has also expressed an interest in Portugal winger Ricardo Quaresma
. The 24-year-old
Porto player has said he would like to move to a bigger club.