Manchester City have reportedly joined the chase for Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez. Having been cleared of financial wrongdoing the club is hoping to replace Leroy Sane that joined Bayern Munich recently. Coach Pep Guardiola sees Martinez as an ideal forward to join City, boosting the options in the wings and possibly be the long term replacement for Sergio Aguero.
Lautaro remains the top target for Barcelona this summer. The La Liga side agreed with Inter to break off talks regarding the switch as it was impacting the form of the player, per reports. Both sides would resume talks at the end of the season.
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In an interview to ESPN, Mark Viduka revealed his reason for quitting the Australian football team. He blames his fellow teammates for undermining him and Lucas Neill for his sulking captaincy. The team has performed exceptionally well in the 2006 World Cup in Germany, but in the Asian Cup held after one year, they performed poorly. They were the favourites of the tournament but were knocked off in the quarter finals against Japan.
He accuses the teammates on being selfish and destroying the unity of the team. He says most of his colleagues were interested in the deals offered by different companies and their rights to the television market. Viduka was fed up with the attitude of his teammates and he says it was the main reason for him to quit the national team. The team members were more interested in deals rather than playing for the team.
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Inter Milan might consider letting go of the in demand striker Lautaro Martinez if Barcelona is willing to offer up to three players in return. If reports in Mundo Deportivo are to be believed, Inter wants Carles Alena and Arthur Melo, who are on loan at Real Betis in this situation. Jean Clair Todibo is also on loan to Schalke. The reports also add that if Inter Milan loses Martinez who has 19 goals and 31 appearances for the country and their club, Barcelona is prepared to let go of two men shortlisted to replace him.
The options from which Chelsea could get to pick out are Olivier Giroud and Atalanta’s Duvan and Zapata. Antonia Conte’s side might want to buy both players. The Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has a very crisp record of 19 wins out of the 31 matches for club and his country. He’s been the centre of attention for Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window. Inter Milan is certain to ask for three players from Barcelona in exchange for the Argentinian forward.
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As AC Milan continue to slug through the muds of the Serie A midtable while their local rivals, c are battling with Juventus at the other end for the ultimate prize, one or two positives continue to be recorded at the Black and Red side of Milan.
Theo Hernandez who recently kicked off his AC Milan career has caught the attention of anyone following Italian football. The left-back currently doubles at the team’s joint top scorer and although the praises have not ceased in flowing in, Alessandro Costacurta says the youngster must not allow any of the current good wills to carry him away.
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If you want to rebuild, you need new tools. Sometimes, even a new engineer. Inter Milan has the latter but needs to keep fine tuning the former till they get what they want.
At times, you may not even go out of your way to get the most expensive of tools. Sometimes the ones your neighbors deem surplus to their requirement may just do the job.
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Inter Milan addition Alexis Sanchez was off to a decent start in the Serie A as he came on in the 79th minute against Udinese. The Chilean was playing against his former club and he made quite a good contribution, going close before the goalkeeper denied him.
He was a much more popular figure at the Emirates for Arsenal but he was way below par for Manchester United after the switch. Earning the most in the Premier League brought more attention, expectations and scrutiny that worsened the situation.
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Argentina manager Lionel Scaloni has indicated that the recent omission of Mauro Icardi from the Copa America squad has nothing to do with his recent situation at Inter Milan. The marksman endured a difficult second half to the season with Inter where he was stripped from the captaincy and he thereafter refused to play for a brief period before making a comeback.
Speaking in a press conference, Scaloni said that the striker’s antics at the Nerazzurri did not play a part in the selection process but rather the decision was made based on the performance of the players in the national team pool. He said: “Seeing as there’s such a big pool of top players to choose from, it’s normal that there are doubts. Keeping everyone happy is difficult, especially for a national team.
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Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar has indicated that he has no immediate plans of leaving the San Siro side. The Slovakian only joined the Nerazzurri from Sampdoria 18 months ago but he has put in a string of top class performances which have attracted high-profile interest from the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona.
Speaking to Sky Italia, the centre-back was asked about the current situation at the Nerazzurri and he replied saying: “Like all players I want to win something. That’s because players are remembered for what they won. For many players, the dream is to win the Champions League and the same goes for me. I must start slowly because I haven’t won anything yet so I have to start by winning something. Of course, winning the Champions League with Inter would be even better. Hamsik played at Napoli for 12 years. If I do that with Inter then I’ll certainly be happy.”
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Maurio Icardi who has been in the news lately after being stripped of Inter Milan captaincy due to contract issues with club hierarchy. He also opted to skip the trip to face Rapid Wien in the UEFA Europa League’s round of 32.
Despite this Wanda Nara, Icardi’s agent cum partner made a stunning defence of her husband Mauro Icardi, claiming that Italian giantsInter are their family and they have no apparent desire to leave the club.The Argentine agent spoke on a TV show about her partner’s situation withInter.
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Inter Milan is going to play two home alliance recreations in secret after the supposed bigot maltreatment of Napoli protector KalidouKoulibaly on Wednesday. The Italian side will likewise also shoe their performance in the third match at the San Siro deprived of opening the ‘curva’ segment of the ground, famous with fans known as ‘ultras’. Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti told that he requested the match to be suspended multiple times and that Koulibaly. Inter are choosing whether to claim. A supporter who was with a gathering of Inter Milan fans passed on subsequent to being thumped somewhere around a van in the midst of brutality before the match in Milan. Napoli four fans were harmed and one of them was wounded, said the police.
The subsequent next three home class diversions are against Sassuolo on January 19, February 3 of Bologna and Sampdoria on February 17. Notwithstanding the discipline for Inter, Serie passed against Koulibaly a two-coordinate boycott after the Senegal international was given off. The 27-year-old got two yellow cards in only seconds in the 80th moment. Matteo Politano’s was first foul, the second for wryly praising the official’s choice. Inter sent an announcement via web-based networking media on Thursday with the inscription ‘Inter against prejudice’. “Ever Since 1908, Inter has spoken to reconciliation, development, and liberalism,” it said. “The historical backdrop of Milan is an inviting one and together we are battling to fabricate a future without separation. The individuals who don’t comprehend this history don’t remain with us.
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