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Carew nears shock Inter move

By Football News



Inter are closing on the shock signing of former Aston Villa and Valencia striker John Carew on a free transfer until the end of the season.

The Serie A side are in the market for a new striker because of Diego Milito's season-ending injury, and were previously linked with the retired Ruud van Nistelrooy as well as Mido and Emile Mpenza.

They have now turned their attention to the 33-year-old Carew, who will undergo a medical over the next 48 hours.

The former Norway international says he is ready to play.

"This is a great opportunity for me," Carew said.

"I feel in form. In these last months I have trained a lot."

Carew has been without a club since he left West Ham in the middle of 2012, but his agent Per Flod says his client is ready to return to action.

"Inter are an interesting club for him because they are one of the biggest teams in the world. Someone with John's physique would be ready to play again within a week," Flod told said.

Carew previously played in Serie A on loan at Roma in 2003/04, when he netted seven goals in 20 league appearances.