Why Are Inter Haggling Over Small Change For Candreva?

new-inter-badgeThis is the part that really frustrates me over transfers. When clubs act small and try and save what is a relatively small amount of money so they can say they got the better of the deal. Just leave the egos at the door and get the deal want.

This is exactly what Inter are trying to do with Lazio over winger Antonio Candreva and if they are not careful they will lose him. Everyone knows that Lazio want ‹25 million for the winger. We have all known that for weeks.

Great Coppa Italia Draw For Inter

Unlike other domestic cup competitions the complete Coppa Italia draw is made at once, so after the draw on Thursday we know the Nerazzurri’s potential match ups as the competitions progresses,

The Nerazzurri enter the cup competition at the Round of 16 due to their participation in the Europa League side.

Inter were seeded third behind Napoli (1) and Roma (2) and ahead of Juventus (4), AC Milan (5), Lazio (6), Sassuolo (7) and Fiorentina (8).

The way the draw is set-up, Inter are in the half of the draw that contains Lazio, Roma and Sassuolo. Inter’s potential match-ups are against Lazio in the quarter-finals and the Roma/Sassuolo winner in the semi-final.

Moratti: ‘I Hope Icardi Stays’

mancini-morattiFormer Inter President Massimo Moratti says that he hopes that captain Mauro Icardi stays but “it depends on what the lad wants”.

The striker’s wife and agent, Wanda, reportedly met with Arsenal this week about a potential move, while Juventus have also been linked.

“I think a lot will depend on what the lad wants,” Moratti acknowledged in an interview with FCInterNews.

“I hope that the club will make it so that they can keep him, because he’s a great striker. So I’d keep him, but just if he’s happy to wear the Nerazzurri colours.”

Inter Interested In Balotelli – Why?

balotelliAccording to Italian publication Tuttosport, Roberto Mancini wants to bring former Inter player Mario Balotelli back to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

The only rationale that Tuttosport give for Inter’s interest in their former player is that he is cheap and Inter have limited transfer funds this summer. Which might be news to Suning who have invested €200m in the club since the takeover.

Yes Inter have spent little this summer, the only signings have been the €3.4m acquisition of Cristian Ansaldi, as well as free transfers Éver Banega and Caner Erkin, but that has not stopped the Nerazzurri from being linked with several big names including Sporting midfielder João Mário.

Icardi: I Am “An Interista”

Mauro-Icardi-InterInter captain Mauro Icardi moved to distance himself on Wednesday from the recent actions and comments of his agent and wife by reassuring Nerazzurri fans that he was “an Interista”

Icardi’s agent had a well publicized trip to London this week to talk to Arsenal about signing the striker, but the captain did his best to dispel rumors that he wanted to leave Inter this summer.

“I’m going to be here until 2019,” began Icardi.

“I have a contract and we love it in Milan. The whole family wants to stay.

Wanda Shopping In London

Wanda NaraWhile Inter captain Mauro Icardi is in the USA on tour, his wife and agent, Wanda Icardi is flying to London on Wednesday to meet with Arsenal.’s wife and agent is in London, and will reportedly meet with Arsenal this afternoon.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal are prepared to pay £43 million (€52m) for the Argentine international, and are willing to offer him a wage packet of €7m per season, which is double what he currently earns at Inter.

On a day that Real Madrid reportedly turned down a £62m offer for striker Alvaro Morata from Chelsea, Arsenal’s offer way under values Icardi in today’s market.

Mancini Happy With RSL Performance

inter-tour-2016Roberto Mancini was satisfied following Inter’s friendly match against Real Salt Lake, pointing to the benefits of going up against a fitter team at this stage of pre-season.

RSL play at altitude and that combined with the heat made it a testing night physically for the Inter players. Speaking after the Nerazzurri’s 2-1 win at Rio Tinto Stadium. Mancini said:

“It was a good game. We worked on switching play and tried out the things we wanted to do. Playing against a team with better match fitness than us helps improve our condition.

Brilliant Jovetic Goal Leads Inter To Victory As USA Tour Kicks Off

inter-tour-2016It is only July, but we might not see a better Inter goal this season than the one that Stevan Jovetic scored on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City.

Deep into added time, Jovetic received a pass from deep from Daniel Bessa and, with his back to goal, brilliant back-heeled the ball through the legs of substitute goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez. Not even the last defender on the goal-line could prevent the 26-year-old’s clever shot from hitting the back of the net.

It was a moment of class is a pretty average preseason friendly.

Mancini: Inter Still A Work In Process

inter-tour-2016Inter kick off their USA Tour tonight with a match against MLS side Real Salt Lake before a step up in quality when the International Champions Cup kicks off next week.

Inter dominated Italian football from 2005 to 2011 culminating with Mourinho’s treble winning side and that Champions League win in Madrid.

But those days seem a distance memory to many fans and Roberto Mancini says Inter need ‘a lot of work’ to go back to those glory days.

“A few years ago we built a team that managed to win everything,” Mancini told the local media in the USA.

Handanovic Doesn’t Sound Thrilled At Being At Inter

Handanovic-Inter-MilanGoalkeeper Samir Handanovic sounds a little disgruntled at his Inter career confessing that he is “not satisfied” after four trophyless seasons at the club.

Handanovic joined the Nerazzurri from Udinese in 2012 where he had enjoyed Champions League football, something he has yet to experience as an Inter player.

“It hasn’t gone as expected and I’m not satisfied,” Handanovic said in an interview with Corriere dello Sport.

“If I said otherwise I’d be lying. I came to a great team like Inter to win, but so far I haven’t succeeded.