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Keita Baldé Diao reveals “since I was little I’ve always dreamed of playing for Inter”, after completing his move from Monaco.

The Senegal international officially completed his transfer to the Nerazzurri today, returning from Ligue 1 on a loan with option to buy just 12 months after leaving Lazio.

“I’m very happy to be here and I’ll give my all to make the fans happy,” Keita told Inter TV.

“I’m back in Italy with a huge desire to play for a big club. I already have experience in this league and I want to do well.

Armed with the money that they got from Roma for Steven N’Zonzi, Sevilla have reportedly made contact with Inter for Joao Mario.

The Portuguese midfielder is surplus to requirements at San Siro, and spent the second half of last season on loan at West Ham United.

The English club opted not to buy him permanently, and the player himself has admitted

“Italian football is not for me”.

Real Betis are believed to be interested in signing him, and Sevilla’s interest was also reported this morning.

Finally the Erick Thohir era at Inter is abut to end with the news that Suning Group are reportedly ready to buy out the remaining shares of Thohir.

Thohir bought the Nerazzurri from Massimo Moratti, taking around 70% of the shares and leaving the Italian with the rest. That move kick started one of the worst eras in Inter’s proud history.

In the summer of 2016 Chinese conglomerate Suning came in, with Thohir buying out Moratti’s shares and selling the rest to Jindong Zhang and family.

Now Corriere dello Sport is reporting that the group is ready to buy Thohir’s remaining 31.05 per cent, taking almost total control of the club.

Inter’s great summer is continuing after the club announced that manager Luciano Spalletti has signed a new three-year deal, keeping him at Inter until 2021.

Spalletti’s contract had been due to expire at the end of the season but he has not put pen to paper on a two-year extension.

“I want to thank the Zhang family and the club for giving me the chance to extend my contract.

“I would also like to stress that the signature was merely official confirmation of what was already in place, as my desire to continue fighting together for the good of this massive club was never in doubt.

With the signing of Keita Balde on loan from French Ligue 1 side Monaco completed, it is time for Inter to shift its attention to moving unwanted players out of the club.

One of these player is midfielder Joao Mario, and after failing to secure a move to a Premier League club last summer, it looks like the Portuguese international could be heading to Real Betis on a season long loan with option to buy.

Real Betis have been intersted in Joao Mario for a while now. Last month I wrote that Betis Vice-President Lorenzo Serra Ferrer made it clear that the Spaniards were interested in signing the midfielder.

As the transfer market winds down, Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio is looking to put the cherry on what has been a fantastic Mercato.

Most of the media’s attention has been focused on the signing of Keita Balde and the dream signing of Luka Modric. But one name that has consistently been whispered in the background is Barcelona’s Rafinha.

The Brazilian joined Inter Milan last January and impressed during his six month spell, playing in 17 games where he scored two goals and had three assists.

Inter have officially confirmed the signing of Keita Baldé Diao from Monaco, on loan with an option to buy. The Senegalese foward joined the Ligue 1 outfit from Lazio last summer, but he’s opted for a quick return to Italy.

The former Barcelona academy product will join Inter on a €5 million loan deal Inter having an option to make the player’s move permanent for €30 million at the end of the season.

“The forward Keita Balde Diao is a new Nerazzurri player,” a statement on the club’s website confirms.

Keita Balde Diao’s agent has warned Inter’s Serie A rivals that the winger is ready to ‘explode’ back in Italy.

Keita is set to complete a transfer to Inter on Monday, only a year after he left Lazio for Monaco, and Roberto Calenda believes Luciano Spalletti is ‘the perfect person at the perfect moment’ in the Senegalese’s career.

“Monaco should be thanked: they gave Keita back his smile, serenity and carefreeness after years of tension and promises made and never kept by Lazio’s board,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

Keita Balde Diao has arrived to complete his transfer from Monaco and confessed Luciano Spalletti was “very important” when choosing Inter.

The former Lazio striker drove to Milan and was greeted outside the hotel by reporters, including Sky Sport Italia crew.

“I am really very happy to be here, though I’ll be able to talk more tomorrow,” said the Senegal international.

“Spalletti was very important in my decision. Now I’m going to get some rest, as I have a big day tomorrow.”

Keita will have his medical on Monday morning before signing the five-year contract.

Lautaro Martinez joined Inter this summer and has scored some vital goals in pre-season so far, leading many to think that he will have a fantastic season.

Inter were so confident that they had signed a potential superstar that they included a €111 million release clause for foreign clubs in his contract. The highest in the team.

Speaking after Inter’s 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup yesterday, Martinez, who scored the winning goal, spoke to the microphones of RMC Sport about life at Inter: