Inter move closer to completing Vieira transfer

July 24, 2006

Patrick Vieira is on the verge of joining Inter Milan from Juventus in a deal worth £8.9million.

Vieira, 30, is expected to arrive in Milan in the next few days to complete the deal as he becomes the fifth player to leave the now disgraced Juventus.

And Inter coach Roberto Mancini admits his team will have to change their style of play if he joins the club.

The France international is on the verge of joining the Nerazzuri from Juventus in a deal worth £8.9million.

Vieira, 30, is expected to arrive in Milan in the next few days to complete the deal as he becomes the fifth player to leave the now disgraced Juventus.

However, Mancini believes the arrival of the star will herald a change in Inter's play as Vieira will replace the departed Juan Sebastian Veron in midfield.

'If Vieira really comes, things are going to change compared to last season,' said Mancini. 'He (Vieira) is very good at getting into the danger area and scoring goals.

'I would say we would be a little less technical and a bit tougher, less imaginative but powerful.'