Inter were forced to shelve plans to swoop for Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso after the financial situation amongst owners Suning led to a block on incoming signings.

Suning have battled mounting debts and increasing financial concerns throughout the season and are seeking a minority partner to help fund the club until the end of the season and beyond.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Tuttosport, this has had a wider impact on operations at Inter, including in the transfer market.

Directors Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio had been keen to provide greater competition to first choice goalkeeper Samir Handanovic whilst providing a longer-term option for the 36-year-old, identifying Udinese’s Musso.

However, plans to put a deal in place for the Argentine have now been abandoned after the financial situation at the club mean incoming transfers will be limited this summer, just as they were in January.

The directors had hoped to emulate Juventus’ approach of having Wojciech Szczesny and Gianluigi Buffon challenge for the position, as well as Napoli signing Alex Meret and David Ospina.