Barcelona face major transfer competition for international forward

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According to reports in Italy, Valencia forward Sofiane Feghouli is being targeted by Inter Milan.

The Algeria international has been linked with a move to Barcelona in recent weeks, with the player confirming his agent has connections with the club, but is now being eyed by Inter boss Roberto Mancini ahead of a possible move in the New Year.

“My agent has contacts with Barca,” Feghlouli told the Dauphine Libere [as per Le 10 Sport]. “I am coming to the end of my contract and I’ve expressed a desire to stay on at Valencia.”

Feghouli’s current deal at Valencia comes to an end in the summer, and as yet, new Los Che coach Gary Neville is yet to tie the North African attacker down to a new deal.

With the player’s future yet to be settled, Inter Milan are understood to have been alerted to the his availability.

The Nerazzurri—who currently lead Serie A and face Lazio in a high-profile match this weekend—could wait until next summer before signing Feghouli on a free, or may look to liberate him from Valencia in January.

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Corriere dello Sport [via Le 10 Sport] reported on Saturday that the player already has “one foot at Inter Milan”, with the player tipped to be picking up a four-year deal of between 2.5 and 3M€ every year.

Feghouli featured for Grenoble before joining Valencia in 2010, and represented that Fennecs at two Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2010 World Cup.

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