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Inter nearly hoodwinked by conman in fake sponsorship deal

Ever get those e-mails in your inbox from a ‘Nigerian prince’ claiming to owe you £500,000 in unclaimed lottery winnings?

Well it turns out it’s not just us mere mortals. Football clubs are targeted by ambitious fraudsters as well.


Inter were approached by Valerio Lattanzio, a man claiming to be representing Etihad.

Lattanzio pretended to be interested in brokering a sponsorship deal, with Inter’s current deal expiring at the end of the season.



He got as far as offering Inter a price, €25million-per-season according to Gazetta World, before the club clocked the scam.

Lattanzio was chancing his arm to try and pocket a nice slice of commission, before he was rumbled by Roman prosecutors.

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