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Luciano Spalletti said Inter must “give our absolute all” to beat city rivals Milan and build on their Champions League confidence.

The Nerazzurri have won their last six competitive games and on the return from international duty will face arch rivals Milan.

“We are in a positive moment, in good shape and playing good football,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“We’ve improved in terms of character and that’s a fundamental quality when playing such important games. Now we’ll see what situations emerge from the break for international duty, but overall we are satisfied.

Mauro Icardi says he feels indebted to Inter, who have ‘given me so much and let me grow as a person and player’.

Icardi has remained loyal to Inter since arriving from Sampdoria five years ago, and the striker reiterated the Nerazzurri were the only club for him.

“San Siro in a word… spectacular,” he told Inter TV.

“I like it when the fans sing [Pazza Inter] Amala. All my children sing it and have it on their iPods, plus Francesca and Isabella have learned it through the phone.

Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio dismissed the possibility of Real Madrid star Luka Modric arriving in January, describing a transfer as “impossible” but he did say that signing quality in January is Inter’s goal.

Modric emerged as Inter’s primary transfer target following the World Cup in Russia, where the Croatia captain won the Golden Ball, but the Serie A side were unable to lure him from Madrid.

Inter are set to be active when the window reopens in January but Ausilio said Modric will not be among the players the club look to bring in.

Suning knew that the holy grail for Inter was to get back to playing in the Champions league and the financial rewards that competition brigs with it.

The Nerazzurri are in Europe’s top club competition for the first time since the 2011-12 season, and Suning are counting the millions of euros that are flowing into the club after two wins from their two matches against Tottenham Hotspur and PSV.

According to figures from Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter earned €38.9m just be participating in the group stages.

Added to that is €2.7m for each of their wins, while qualification for the Last 16 would guarantee at least €9.5m.

It’s reported that Marcelo Brozovic has agreed a new Inter contract. One that will keep him at the club until 2021.

The Nerazzurri have been in negotiations with the midfielder for some time, and ramped up their efforts after he impressed with Croatia at the World Cup.

According to Tuttosport, Brozovic’s salary will be raised from €2.4m per season to around €3m, and his release clause will be raised from €60m to €70m.

That clause is only valid for foreign clubs, and it’s not clear if the new clause will be time limited so it’s only valid for a certain period of the summer transfer window.

Inter center back and Slovakia international Milan Škriniar says he is aware of all of the whispers linking him with a move to Bayern Munich, FC Barcelona or Manchester United, possibly as soon as January.

However, to his credit, Škriniar says he is focused on the work ahead of him at Inter:

“I’m not thinking about these things. I just read that, but I’m not thinking about these things. There were these rumors in the summer too but nothing happened in the end and I don’t think anything will happen now.

After being out for about a month until yesterday’s clash against SPAL, Sime Vrsaljko seems to have renewed his knee injury, as he was sent back to the club from international duty by coach Zlatko Dalic, who called up Karlo Bartolec instead of the former Atletico man.

The Nerazzurri defender will thus be forced to skip Croatia’s matches against England and Jordan. After a promising performance on his return on the pitch, the player will have to begin recovery of his left knee in view of playing in the derby against Milan after the international break.

Luciano Spalletti was glad Inter suffered under pressure and fought back after beating SPAL 2-1. “That reaction is something we didn’t used to have.”

It was a very hard-fought win, as SPAL poured forward throughout the second half, forced some tough saves and missed a penalty through Mirco Antenucci.

Mauro Icardi scored both Inter goals, even if the first took a big deflection off Johan Djourou, meaning SPAL’s equaliser lasted only five minutes.

“The first enemy after a Champions League win is complacency, the risk everything might seem as if it’s normal,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

Inter made it six wins in a row in all competitions as a Mauro Icardi brace helped them edge past SPAL 2-1 in Serie A on Sunday.

After a difficult start to the season – which saw them win just one of their opening four games – Luciano Spalletti has now led his side to four league wins on the spin, a run that has moved them up to third in the table.

Icardi set Inter on their way in the 14th minute, but they were made to work hard for their victory by a spirited SPAL outfit, who missed a first-half penalty through Mirco Antenucci.

Luciano Spalletti praised Mauro Icardi as the “perfect striker” after the Inter captain doubled his Champions League tally in the 2-1 win against PSV.

Icardi, instigator of the dramatic late victory against Tottenham a fortnight ago, capped another stirring Nerazzurri fightback with the 60th-minute winner at Philips Stadium on Wednesday.

The Argentina international earlier played a part in Radja Nainggolan’s first-half equaliser and was a constant handful for the Dutch hosts, going close several times prior to his cool finish.

Icardi’s ease of adjustment in his maiden Champions League campaign has come as no surprise to Spalletti.