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๐Ÿ“ฐ Spalletti insists he will not look to remedy Inter's current slump in form with big-money January signings such as out-of-favour Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Inter led the way in Serie A after a 16-game undefeated start to the season, but have slipped behind Napoli and Juventus after failing to win their past four top-flight games.

The run began with a 0-0 draw at Juve, the second-placed side they now trail by six points, with subsequent back-to-back losses to Udinese and Sassuolo contributing to the Nerazzurri being seven shy of league leaders Napoli.

"To keep saying we need to have a big transfer campaign, after the club has made it clear there are certain parameters to be respected, seems to me the best way to get hurt," Spalletti told a news conference ahead of Friday's trip to Fiorentina — Inter's last before Serie A's mid-season break.

"You can say names — Mkhitaryan, Pastore, Verdi. But they'd cost €30 million and we don't have that."

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