It is clear from the transfer rumor mill that Inter will spend a significant portion of Suning’s transfer kitty this summer on strengthening their defense.
But the challenge for Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio is that the potential transfer targets will change depending on who the manager is next season.
If Stefano Pioli remains in charge he will stick with a four man defence next season. That means Miranda will occupy one of the two central positions alongside Kostas Manolas. Ricardo Rodriguez will come in as one of the fullbacks with Danilo D’Ambrosio and Cristian Ansaldi battling it out to start opposite Rodriguez.
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The agent for Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa says that the striker is ‘happy in Milan’ and that he will ‘fight’ to make his mark with Inter.
There was a lot of excitement last summer when Inter signed the Brazilian as the 20-year-old was considered to be one of the most exciting prospects in world football and a man ready to take on a European challenge.
But he has endured a miserable time since joining Inter and he is still yet to start a league match for Inter and has played a total of just 83 minutes.
After Liverpool and Chelsea interest, now Manchester United are heavily linked with a bid for Inter’s Croatia international Ivan Perisic.
The winger is beginning to spark a bidding war in the Premier League for this summer.
According to various media outlets, Jose Mourinho flew to Croatia last week to watch Croatia face Ukraine in a World Cup qualifier in Zagreb and meet the Inter winger face to face.
Inter do not want to let 28-year-old Perisic go, but according to Corriere dello Sport, they are prepared to listen to offers above €60m.
Inter have been linked with Manchester United full-back Matteo Darmian for months now, and were expected to sign the Italian international in January.
At the time, the reported fee for the defender was €15m, but that price has reportedly increased to €25 million, as Jose Mourinho looks to use Inter’s interest in Darmian, as a way to get Perisic or Brozovic from the Nerazzurri.
According to Gazzamercato, Inter director Piero Ausilio has had meetings with agent Giovanni Branchini to lay the groundwork for a summer switch.
According to Corriere dello Spor, Inter are set to propose a swap deal with Spurs to try to bring Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela to the San Siro this summer.
According to their website, the Nerazzurri are interested in the 25-year-old, whose contract at White Hart Lane expires in the summer of 2018.
The story goes that sporting Director Piero Ausilio is ready to offer the Premier League side, Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in return.
According to Calciomercato.com, Inter have an option in place to sign young Italian sensation Alessandro Bastoni.
According to the website, Nerazzurri’s director of sport, Piero Ausilio met with Atalanta’s directors and agent Tullio Tinti recently and come away from it with an agreement, an option over the 17-year-old, who has already played 119 minutes of Serie A this season, but has scored 5 goals for the Primavera (via transfermarkt).
Inter have agreed to leave Bastoni in Bergamo for another year. The idea of new owners Suning is that the Nerazzurri are to recruit young, and Italian wherever possible.
Inter are close to a €40m deal for Roma centre-back Kostas Manolas, according to reports.
The Greek defender was linked with a move away from Stadio Olimpico last summer, but a clause meant the Giallorossi would have had to give half of the fee to previous club Olympiakos.
That clause no longer applies, however, and Tuttomercatoweb reports that the Nerazzurri are close to agreeing a deal for Manolas.
It’s thought the player has given his consent to the transfer, while the clubs are close to agreeing a deal worth €40m.
Inter was one of seven clubs that walked out of today’s Lega Serie A meeting in a dispute over television rights. Joining the Nerazzurri were Milan, Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Chievo and Fiorentina.
All 20 clubs were meeting today in order to elect a new President of the Lega Serie A, but Italy’s biggest clubs left the meeting early, meaning that a new president could not be elected.
“The rupture is incurable,” Milan CEO Adriano Galliani told reporters outside the Lega headquarters.
“It’s not possible to find a solution and move forward with the work, we represent 80 per cent of fans in Italy.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi has declared that the club has become one of the most important aspects of his life.
The Argentine arrived at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza from Sampdoria in 2013, and has gone on to inherit the captaincy at the Nerazzurri, whilst becoming a key figure at the club.
Despite being linked with a move away at the start of the season, Icardi is enjoying a fruitful campaign and trails only Andrea Belotti and Edin Dzeko in the scoring chart. Indeed, the 24-year-old was keen to stress his happiness at Inter.
You have to give Suning credit. If Inter are to get back amongst the big clubs in Europe, they need better players, and in order to affords them, Suning needs to increase the clubs revenue.
The quickest and easiest way to do that is by signing more sponsorship deals, something that Suning have been very effective at doing.
The latest sponsor of Inter, is SWM Motors, whose car, the SWM X7 has become the Official Car of F.C. Internazionale for the Greater China area.
The black and blue car is the only Inter-themed limited edition X7 car in the world.