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Wanda: ‘Icardi Renewal Soon’

Wanda NaraMauro Icardi’s wife and agent reveals a contract is agreed, so Inter just have to announce it.

It appeared this summer that the striker could leave the Nerazzurri, but he insists he always wanted to stay and has started the season with six goals in five games.

“I was just doing my job,” Wanda Icardi explained to calciomercato.com.

“And I did it with the goal of having Mauro stay at Inter. That was always our objective because we’re tied to this world and these people.

“Indeed, now we have the security of staying an extra year.

De Boer Pleased With Progress This Week

frand-de-boer-newestIn attempting to explain why Inter lost in the Europa League between league wins, Frank de Boer suggested his players are still adapting.

Frank de Boer insists his Inter players are still adjusting to his methods, explaining away their shock Europa League defeat to Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

In the six days since a deserved 2-0 reverse to the Israeli champions at San Siro, the Milan club have beaten Serie A champions Juventus and won comfortably at Empoli on Wednesday.

Speaking after the latter victory, De Boer explained that his players have improved in the small time between these fixtures.

Icardi Leads Inter To Victory

empolio-winHaving scored in wins over Pescara and Juventus, Mauro Icardi repeated the trick and saw off Empoli with a first-half brace for Inter.

Mauro Icardi’s scoring streak continued as Inter beat Empoli 2-0 at the Stadio Carlo Castellani for a third Serie A win in a row.

The Argentine had netted in 2-1 successes over both Pescara and champions Juventus, and he made a flying start in Florence, bringing his career tally against Empoli to six with a first-half double.

Inter had not previously managed three victories on the bounce in this calendar year, but had secured this result by half-time as the hosts never looked likely to respond.

Ancelotti: ‘Inter Could Surprise This Season’

interfans2Carlo Ancelotti believes Inter “could be a surprise this season” and Milan will “open another cycle”. The former Rossoneri Coach is at Bayern Munich, but spoke to Sky about this season’s Serie A campaign.

“Napoli and [Maurizio] Sarri are brilliant,” Ancelotti exclaimed.

“They lost [Gonzalo] Higuain, everyone was desolate but they found a striker like [Arkadiusz] Milik who is scoring a lot of goals.

“Juve are strong and experienced, they’ve made a lot of changes but they still have an impressive strength. Then there’s [Coach Max] Allegri’s experience, he’s used to managing everything.

Milito Puts Icardi On Higuain’s Level

goal-icardiFormer Inter star Diego Milito believes Mauro Icardi is on a par with Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain and that he will battle the Juve striker to be Serie A’s top-scorer this season.

The two sides met in the Derby d’Italia on Sunday, with Icardi on the scoresheet as Inter ran out surprise 2-1 winners, while Higuain had to settle for a place on the visitors’ bench at San Siro.

Milito, who won the Champions League with the Nerazzurri in 2010, was surprised at omission of Juve’s record signing and holds Icardi in similarly high regard.

Gabigol In Inter Squad For Empoli Trip

Gabigol-signsFrank De Boer has named his squad for Wednesday’s trip to Empoli, with the big inclusion being that of Gabriel Barbosa, or “Gabigol,” who receives his first call-up. Arguably Inter’s most anticipated signing of the summer window, the 20-year-old could see himself debut for the club tomorrow night.

We could also see another debutant as Cristian Ansaldi makes the squad after recovering from a knee injury he picked up when he signed in the summer. With D’Ambrosio looking like the weakest link in the Inter defense these past few weeks, this could be the prime opportunity for Ansaldi to solidify a fullback spot in De Boer’s starting squad.

How A Win In The Derby Changes Opinions

frand-de-boer-newestJust a few days ago, someone at Inter was leaking to the press that manager Frank De Boer was under pressure, and that a heavy defeat to Juventus could see him lose his job.

Nothing like unsettling your own side before the biggest game of the season. But former Inter President Massimo Moratti is no one of those who doubts de Boer’s ability to coach the Nerazzurri.

“De Boer has been excellent, it wasn’t easy,” Moratti told Premium Sport on Monday.

“He deserves trust because he has shown humility and professionalism.”

Zanetti Hits Out At Marcelo Brozovic

Brozovic-InterOne of the big surprises in the derby was that Frank de Boer left midfielder Marcelo Brozovic out of the squad for the second game running.

His exclusion for the Derby D’Italia raised a few eyebrows as he is not injured, but former captain and current vice-president Javier Zanetti revealed the reason for his omission on Rai TV:

“He was unhappy with his substitution in the Europa League and wanted to leave the stadium, It was a gesture that prompted the Croatian exclusion from the Derby d’Italia.

Icardi: I Never Thought About Leaving Inter

goal-icardiDespite the fact that his wife and agent Wanda Nara spent the summer talking to Arsenal, Napoli and Atletico Madrid, Mauro Icarci insists he was never going anywhere in the transfer window

However, the Juve Killer, who will sign a new contract at Inter in the next month, told Mediaset that eaving the San Siro was never an option for him, telin

“The club invested heavily in the summer, bringing in quality players and this is an advantage for me,” Icardi said.

“I want to win with this shirt. I want to stay here. I am comfortable in the city and I never thought about leaving this team.”

Gabigol-signsAccording to Gabigol’s agent Wagner Ribeiro, his client is the highest paid player at Inter, at least until Mauro Icardi signshis new deal.

It had bene reported that Gabigol was on Gabigol €2.7 million a year at Inter, after joining the club from Santos in a €29.5m move at the end of the transfer window.

In an interview with Yahoo Esportes, Ribeiro said he used the interest from other clubs to drive up Inter’s offer:

“We had proposals for the lad from Inter, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Leicester.”