Manchester United can still add another forward this season as Jose Mourinho seeks to bolster the attack at Old Trafford.
The Portuguese manager identified Croatia international Ivan Perisic as the man but the deal with Serie A side Inter Milan has not been easy to seal.
Inter manager Lucio Spalletti says the club wants to retain the 28-year old winger but the situation at hand might force them to reluctantly sell the former Wolfsburg star. The coach said if the player is to leave, only the right price would be accepted.
“We want to keep Perisic. He’s a very important player for the team. We are counting on him to start the new season. But if somebody comes in with a very difficult offer to reject then we will consider that, but of course we need to find a valid alternative for Perisic as well,” Spaletti said. Continue reading “UNITED-PERISIC DEAL STILL ON”
Inter Milan are desperate for the best of the best managers in European football.
There have been rumours that the club is chasing Italian Antonio Conte. Conte recently lifted the Premier League title with Chelsea and it seems he would want to defend the title next season, despite claims of him being unsettled in England.
Reports in Italy say Inter have turned their focus to Spurs’ manager Mauricio Pochettino. The 45-year old Argentine has been impressive at White Hart Lane. He has gotten a youthful side, with a decent budget, that have been serious contenders for the Premier League for two years now.
There are reports that Pochettino has a buy-out clause in his contract of £4.2 million. Inter want to offer him £8.5 million per year if he agrees to the move.
The manager has insisted that he remains focused on achieving something with Spurs. He has avoided being drawn on various speculations over his future. He is set to remain with the London club until 2021. He agreed new terms last year. Continue reading “INTER MILAN WANT POCHETTINO”
Inter Milan might have interfered with Chelsea’s plans to force manager Antonio Conte to commit to a new deal. Inter are planning to heavily influence the Italian coach to return home after one successful season in England.
The former Juventus coach does not want to commit to a new deal until Chelsea are official winner of the Premier League this term. He has delayed talks of a new deal, using the excuse that he does not want the distractions that come with it.
Chelsea are hoping the last two months of the Premier League go as planned. It so, it would see Conte lift the Premier League in his first year in charge. There is also the FA Cup which Chelsea are favourites though there are threats in Man City, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Conte could really do the double in his first year.
The Stamford Bridge management believes they have the season in the bag so they seem to be planning ahead. Hence, pressuring Conte to promise to spend more time at the club. Continue reading “MILAN WANT CONTE THIS SUMMER”
Serie A giant are targeting a return to elite European football so they want the best legs to help them.
The club reportedly wants Arsenal’s playmaker Alexis Sanchez so bad that they have made him the number one target yet again despite previous attempts to lure the player failing.
The club is backed by wealthy Suning Group so they are willing to flex their financial muscles to lure Paris St Germain talent Marco Verratti and Marquinhos as well.
Inter Milan badly want to replicate the successes they were known for in the past. The 2010 World Cup champions were even rumoured to be interested in attempting a near impossible – luring five-time Ballon d’Or champ Lionel Messi away from the Nou Camp. Interim manager Stefano Pioli allegedly killed such pipe dream but top football news source Corriere dello Sport claim that the light has been refocused on landing arguably the best Premier League player this term Sanchez next summer. Continue reading “INTER MAKE SANCHEZ NUMBER ONE TARGET YET AGAIN”
Serie A giant Inter Milan have reportedly sent scouts to watch James Rodriguez of Real Madrid as the Spanish sides take on Sporting in the Champions League.
reports that Inter sent Mario Corso to get a report on two prospects Rodriguez and Sporting Clube de Portugal’s Gelson Martins. Both players are the targets for the Milan-based outfit next season.
The Suning Group – owners of Inter – have pencilled Rodriguez as one of the club’s top target as they seek to rebuild the team. Reports in Italy say the club is willing to add one of two top stars to the squad, and the Columbia international gets the nod as he has been on their target list for long. Inter made a last minute bid of €85 million for the player on the transfer deadline last summer but the player refused to agree to the move. With Rodriguez dropping in Coach Zinedine Zidane’s priority list at the Bernabeu, he might be forced to agree to a move away from Madrid at the end of the season. Continue reading “INTER MILAN WANT JAMES RODRIGUEZ”
More players are being linked day after day to Serie A giant Inter Milan by various reports.
Manchester United star Matteo Darmian is one of the latest figures to be linked to the Italian side. Darmian is linked to a loan deal to the San Siro with a view that the move is made permanent for 12 million Pounds. The Sun report that the right back will made the move after losing his spot to Antonio Valencia under current United boss Jose Mourinho.
The report says several SerieA clubs are open to acquiring Darmian. Juventus, Napoli and Roma are mentioned as likely destination for the player. Leggo says that it is inter that has shown real interest by bidding a 900,000 Pounds loan deal, with the option of 12.6 million Pounds in a permanent deal.
The deal, if true, is good business for United as it would see the club recoup investments for the underperforming player. However, reports still say that the Red Devils are pushing for 16.2 million Pounds for the Italian. Continue reading “More players linked to Inter Milan”
Italian club Inter Milan are hoping to convince Liverpool to allow the transfer of Lucas Leiva to serve as replacement for Marcelo Brozovic who is set to join Juventus, according to reports.
Leiva is the longest serving player at Anfield, garnering up to 315 appearances for the Reds. The 29-year old player’s future has been cast in doubt following the numerous additions to the squad this summer, meaning the Brazilian would have to compete for the more favoured player this season. Inter Milan are hoping to use this as bait to sign Leiva.
Leiva has not signed a renewal as his contract with the club enters its final year. The same Marcelo Brozovic is a target for Liverpool in a bid to reinforce the defence. However, Corriere dello Sport reports that Juventus would splash £21 million in the next few days to sign the player.
Leiva has only played for two clubs all this life with his youth training in Brazil with Gremio and his switch to Liverpool in 2007. He has admirers like Turkish giant Galatasaray interested. A member of the board of Galatasaray, Levent Nazifoglu confirmed that the club is in talks with Liverpool in a bid to sign him. On the other hand, Inter Milan want to add the player to bolster the ranks as they are almost done with the transfer of Joao Mario from Sporting Lisbon for £39 million. The deal is reported to be a loan with an option to but if the play maker impresses. Continue reading “INTER MILAN WANT LEIVA TO REPLACE BROZOVIC”
Italian outfit Inter Milan are set to land Nigerian player John Obi Mikel from Chelsea FC, reports say.
The wantaway player has enjoyed a decent amount of success at the London club and is set to finally leave the club. Mikel enjoyed a fairly good season in the last campaign, especially with interim boss Guud Hiddink at the helms of affairs after former coach Jose Mourinho was sacked.
The Dutchman used the player, branding him as “ideal.” He reinstated the player in the first team, helping the player make 33 appearances in all competitions for the club. With new manager, Antonio Conte bringing in new ideas and formation, Mikel has been tagged non critical. Tutto Merceto Web claims that Inter Milam are prepared to offer 5 million Pounds for the veteran player.
The 29-year old would likely accept the offer as his services is likely excessive to the plans the manager is cooking. The Serie A club is likely to face competition for long term admirers of the player Turkish giant, Besiktas. Mikel’s agent Mesrun Izzet made revelations this month that the player could play in turkey in the forthcoming campaign.
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The agent of Croatian international, Marcelo Brozovic, says the club is forcing the player out.
The player has emerged as one of the Serie A giants key players this season but Roberto Mancini will be forced to let go of a handful of stars to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations at the club.
Inter have been linked with Manchester City’s Yaya Toure this week and Brozovic could be one of the casualties needed to complete a deal for the Ivory Coast star. Yaya had a difficult season at the Premier League before City agreed to let him go. According to reports from Football Italia, the 23-year-old Brozovic is on the radars of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and soon-to-be Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as both clubs prepare to mount Premier League title challenges next season.
They will be spurred by Brozovic’s agent’s belief that Inter are gearing up to let his client leave the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza this summer. According to Sky Sport Italia, Miroslav Bicanic said:
“If [Inter director] Piero Ausilio went to England, that means he plans to sell him. Continue reading “AGENT OF INTER MILAN PLAYER SAYS BROZOVIC IS BEING FORCED OUT OF THE CLUB”
Italian giants, FC Internazionale Milano have kept alive their hopes of finishing in the top three in Serie A with a 3-1 home victory against Udinese over the weekend.
Cyril Thereau stunned the San Siro by putting the visitors ahead early on, but the brace from Stevan Jovetic turned the game on its head and Eder added a third goal in injury time. Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic produced a brilliant save to deny Duvan Zapata and preserve his side’s advantage after losing their previous game to Genoa.
Thereau who just reached 33 years, opened the scoring after nine minutes. Emmanuel Badu matched a pass from inside the centre circle and Thereau took it brilliantly, striking the ball first time
on the volley from just inside the penalty area as it dropped over his shoulder. Inter Milan responded well and Udinese keeper Orestis Karnezis had to push away a fierce shot from 23-year old midfielder, Geoffrey Kondogbia. Continue reading “INTER MILAN TO LIKELY FINISH IN TOP THREE IN THE SERIE A”