Mancini: We Need A Left Back

roberto-mancini-imInter Coach Roberto Mancini says the Nerazzurri must sign a left-back, but ruled out the departure of Gary Medel.

Mancio spoke to Gazzetta dello Sport about Inter’s transfer activity following their 1-0 defeat against Galatasaray yesterday.

“We need a left-back and maybe something else as well,” the Coach admitted.

“Felipe Melo could give us a hand. We won’t sell Gary Medel, but Yuto Nagatomo could leave.

“Stevan Jovetic needs at least a month of preparation, because although he was training with Manchester City, he hasn’t been out on the pitch for quite some time.”


Inter Lose To Galatasaray 1-0

jovetic-intermilanTwo former Inter player, Wesley Sneijder and Lukas Podolski, combined to give Galatasaray a 1-0 victory over Inter on Monday night.

While its only preseason the lack of goals has to worry Roberto Mancini as Inter have now gone 360 minutes without scoring, so he would be happy to see new signing Stevan Jovetic made his debut for the last 30 minutes.

Nerazzurri transfer target Felipe Melo was not even on the bench amid reports of an imminent move, but ex-Nerazzurri Wesley Sneijder and Lukas Podolski started. Joao Miranda made his debut in defence.


Inter Tell Gala To Take Their Pick In Felipe Melo Deal

felipe-meloWhile Inter are in Istanbul for their preseason friendly with the Turkish giants, the Nerazzurri will be also trying to close a deal for defensive midfielder Felipe Melo.

Melo wants out of Istanbul and wants to move to Inter, but with Inter president Erik Thohir refusing to sanction any more money on transfer fees, the club had had to get creative with its offer.

According to the influential Ntvspor, Galatasaray wanted midfielder Gary Medel in a straight swop, but Inter said no. Instead they countered with Saphir Taider, Juan Jesus, Dodo and Nagatomo and told Gala to pick one.


Inter Hoping Jovetic Cab Recapture Fiorentina Forn

Stevan Jovetic was once a star in Serie A, where his 31 goals in 2012/13 led to his big money move to Manchester City. But it was a disappointing two seasons in England, who returns to England looking to regain his scoring form.

Can Jovetic get back to the form he had between 2011 and 2013 in Italy?


Inter Looking To Move Seven Players

new-inter-badgeWe have been hearing for weeks that Inter have to many players and that some of them will have to be sold or loaned out. From the looks of the Inter squad for the upcoming Galatasaray friendly, at least seven players will be leaving in the next month.

The Nerazzurri will be playing in Istanbul this Sunday evening and not making the trip will be Saphir Taider, Nemanja Vidic, Yuto Nagatomo, Danilo D’Ambrosio, Xheridan Shaqiri and Marco Andreolli, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.


Guarin Says Its Too Early To Talk About A Title Challenge

Guarin-InterInter midfielder Fredy Guarin has dismissed suggestions that the team is ready to challenge for the Serie A title.

The Nerazzurri have signed seven new players this summer, leading manager Roberto Mancini to claim that his new-look squad is capable of being crowned champions.

However, Guarin believes that Inter should focus on qualifying for the Champions League after finishing last season in eighth place in the table.

“Let’s say we must return to the Champions League,” Guarin considered in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

“To talk about the Scudetto now would be premature. Less talk more action.

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Thohir: This Is My ‘First Real Inter Season’

erick-thohirWhile Nerazzurri fans would like to forget last years disastrous season, it seems that club president Inter President Erick Thohir has after claiming that “this is the first true season” for him and Coach Roberto Mancini.

“I believe this is the first true season for my team and also for some of the new management,” he told Inter Channel.

“Over the last couple of days we got to know each other, but it is most important that the team believe in the project.


Mancini Unconcerned As Inter Lose Again

roberto-mancini-imThe Nerazzurri were routed 3-0 by Real Madrid on Monday but, Roberto Mancini is not worried, insisting that the signs in pre-season have been promising and that Inter will challenge Juventus for the Serie A title this term.

After losing 1-0 to city rivals AC Milan on Saturday, the Nerazzurri were routed 3-0 by Real Madrid on Monday, with Jese, Raphael Varane and James Rodriguez all on target for the Blancos.

Mancini, though, insists that Inter, who finished eighth last season, are actually improving and have a side capable of winning the Scudetto.


Fassone: We Need To Sell Some Players

stevan-joveticAfter the calendar sorting ceremony of the Serie A for the coming season Marco Fassone spoke to reporters at the event:

Inter director Marco Fassone hopes “Stevan Jovetic’s medical goes well. Xherdan Shaqiri is our player for the moment, then we’ll see.”

The Nerazzurri have been very active on the transfer market this summer and Jovetic flew in to complete the transfer from Manchester City.

“I hope Jovetic’s medical goes well tomorrow, as in that case he will become our player. We all wanted him, the President, directors and Coach onwards.


Inter 2015-16 Fixtures – Milan Derby In Week Three

serie-a-logoThe 2015/16 Serie A schedule been released. Inter have a good start to the season with Atalanta at home on 23 August followed by a trip to Carpi the following week. Then comes the international break which is followed immediately by the Milan derby.

Overall it looks like a friendly schedule as Inter avoid back to back to back weeks against the teams they will be competing with for a champions league place.