Inter could afford to buy Ronaldo

Inter Milan could afford to buy Cristiano Ronaldo after their Chinese takeover, according to one of the club’s directors.

However, Piero Ausilio insists a deal for Ronaldo is impossible due to FIFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.

Even at 32, Ronaldo remains the main man for Real Madrid, with the La Liga giants able to name their price for the four-time Ballon D’Or winner, if they ever decided to sell.

Yet after being taken over by the Suning Group last year, Ausilo claims Inter’s owners would be able to bankroll a huge deal, if it wasn’t for the FFP regulations.

“Today we have a strong and solid ownership,” he said.

“The new Chinese owners could comfortably buy the most famous players in the world, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, but the truth is we can’t do that because of Financial Fair Play, which takes into account the development of the club.

“It’s a path that takes time, ideas and management. We have to make as few mistakes as possible, certainly fewer than we’ve made this term.”