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Mancini wants Figo, Adriano gone


According to reports in Italy, Inter boss Roberto Mancini only agreed to stay on at Inter after issuing an ultimatum to President Massimo Moratti that Luis Figo, Adriano and Alvaro Recoba are offloaded at the end of the season.

Mancini announced on Tuesday night that he would be quitting the club in May, however less than 24 hours later he reversed this decision after a meeting with Massimo Moratti.

During this meeting, the Gazzetta dello Sport revealed that Mancini only agreed to stay on if a number of his demands were met.

The first involves Luis Figo, who is widely believed to have refused to come on as a substitute in the match with Liverpool. Moratti was planning to offer the Portuguese veteran a new one-year deal, but Mancini has demanded that this be scrapped.

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The coach has also reportedly asked for Adriano and Alvaro Recoba, both currently on loan at Sao Paulo and Torino respectively, and who also don't get on with Mancini, to be sold permanently.

Meanwhile, Mancini also told Moratti that he was unhappy that Patrick Vieira, yet another player he does not see eye-to-eye with, who was not fined after his angry reaction to being substituted against Sampdoria a couple of weeks ago.

The ex-Lazio tactician was also upset that Moratti did not show him enough support over his recent bust-up with club doctor Franco Combi. Mancini has repeatedly blasted Combi over the number of injuries to players this season, however Moratti has always attempted to act as a peacemaker.

Internal problems are currently engulfing Inter at the moment, with Mancini also said to have a tense relationship with director Marco Branca over the signing of Maniche in January. The boss has also fallen out with Hernan Crespo, while teammates Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Materazzi are also said to not be talking.