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Inter Milan to snub Lukas Podolski

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Inter Milan have reportedly decided against signing Lukas Podolski on a permanent deal in the summer.

The German international is currently with the Serie A club on a six-month loan deal from Premier League side Arsenal, but since arriving in January, he has failed to impress Roberto Mancini and the officials at Inter.

Deal

The deal was agreed and finalised at the beginning of January with Podolski failing to cement a first-team spot in North London under Arsene Wenger, but as of yet, he has failed to shine in Italy.

Podolski fell down the pecking order at Arsenal after the arrival Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and Danny Welbeck from Manchester United, and despite scoring when he did feature, Wenger refused to start him regularly.

Option

Arsenal and Inter then struck a deal in the New Year which saw the forward join the Serie A side on loan until the end of the season, with a view of making it permanent in June.

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However, according to reports in Italy, Inter are now against making it a permanent deal and will let the forward return to North London at the end of his loan deal.

Appearances

Podolski has made six appearances since moving to Inter, but has failed to score once and hasn't impressed the club's management staff or the fans. More misery was piled onto the German when it was announced that he wouldn't be included in the Europa League squad for the knockout stages.

Due to UEFA rulings, you are only allowed to have one player who has played for another team in Europe, and Mancini chose Xherden Shaqiri over Podolski.

With Inter expected to send Podolski back, it will now be down to Arsenal as to whether they sell him in the Summer or give him another chance in the first-team set-up.

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