Luciano Spalletti says he is taking over at Inter Milan after leaving Roma

Former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti has said he has reached a deal to take over at Inter Milan.

Speaking at Milan's Malpensa airport before flying to meet Inter's owners in China, Spalletti said he was "pleased to be the new coach of Inter... it's all done. We shook hands."

The deal is reportedly for two years and comes a week after Spalletti departed rivals Roma, having guided them to a runners-up finish in Serie A last season.

It had been widely expected given Spalletti's relationship with Inter sporting director Walter Sabatini, who also recently joined from Roma.

Spalletti told the ANSA news agency that "Sabatini is a great person and also capable at his job, which makes things easy."