According to “Sky” journalist Luca Marchetti, there are a few reasons why Inter chose to pursue Gary Medel over Valon Behrami. First, Napoli was very rigid on the price and Inter knew they could not spend too much money. The 10M requested by De Laurentiis could not be spent; therefore, Inter abandoned the deal. In addition to the Chilean costing less than the Swiss player, he is two years younger. Moreover, Medel can play equally well while attacking and defending, which allows Mazzarri to make changes on the field without wasting a substitution.