Legendary former Inter Milan President Massimo Moratti is surprised by the behaviour of Romelu Lukaku and Aurelio De Laurentiis this summer.

Speaking to Italian news outlet Croanche di Spogliatoio, via FCInterNews, the former Nerazzurri President weighed in and expressed his disappointment with both the Belgian striker and with the Napoli President.

This summer has seen no shortage of dramatic, and controversial, transfer sagas in Italian football.

One of the biggest has been the Romelu Lukaku soap opera and Moratti’s old club Inter.

The 30-year-old had looked for all the world like he’d be returning to the Nerazzurri from Chelsea.

However, the revelation that Lukaku had been negotiating with Juventus behind Inter’s back saw all of that blow up. Moreover, reports suggest that the Belgian had been refusing to answer phone calls from the club and from former teammates throughout the controversial incident.

Massimo Moratti: Surprised By The Behaviour Of Romelu Lukaku

For his part, former Nerazzurri President Moratti is surprised by what he saw from Lukaku.

“Some of what’s happened recently has amazed me,” Moratti said.

“Particularly the situations with Lukaku and De Laurentiis.”

Moratti Also Disappointed By Napoli President De Laurentiis’s Handling Of Spalletti Situation

Another situation that has been at the centre of plenty of debate has been that of former Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti.

The former Roma and Inter coach guided the Partenopei to the Serie A title last season. Therefore, it certainly came as a surprise when he parted ways with the club before this summer had even kicked off.

And in recent days, a possible new adventure had seemingly opened up for Spalletti.

The coach is reportedly among the major candidates to replace Roberto Mancini as Italy coach. In itself, the ex-Nerazzurri and Manchester City tactician’s exit from the Azzurri bench has been a big story.

But De Laurentiis has shown a reluctance to release Spalletti to the Italy job without receiving a €3 million payment.

Ex-Inter President Moratti weighed in. “I understand that for De Laurentiis, there’s a question of principle with Spalletti.”

“But I don’t see any flexibility from him. No generosity.”

“If €3 million isn’t much for him, it would’ve been even less for me. And I wouldn’t have held things up over that.”

“I wouldn’t have hindered [Spalletti becoming Italy coach].”