For quite some time now it has looked like Ranocchia would leave the club. Ever since Miranda and Murillo arrived the former captain has seen his role in the squad get diminished, even to the point where D'Ambrosio was playing as a centerback instead of Ranocchia. The Italian international has been linked to moves both in the Premier League and in Serie A, with Liverpool, Norwich, Sampdoria, and AC Milan all being linked to the 27 year old. With him so close to the exit door Inter are in the process of finding another backup defender, and it seems like they are considering a former Inter player, Rolando.
Rolando played for Inter during the 13/14 season while on loan from Porto. He was a pretty solid defender during his time at the club, making 29 appearances and scoring four goals. Now at Marseille, a return to Inter looks like it could be on the cards. Reports indicate that Inter submitted an initial €2.5m bid for the 30 year old, though Marseille are holding out for €4m. Most do not believe that difference will be a problem as Inter would likely be willing to pay that amount (or something very close to it) and Marseille are open to the idea of selling the Portuguese defender.
The last time Rolando was at Inter he played well. Though he has gotten older since then I am sure that he could make a solid backup option for Mancini. The fact that his price tag is not that high either makes me think that this could be a good deal.