Inter Sign Stevan Jovetic For €15m

stevan-joveticAccording to reports in Italy, Inter have reached a basic agreement with Manchester City for Stevan Jovetic for €15m. The striker will reportedly earn €3.5m per season, a considerable reduction on the sum he’s picking up in Manchester.

Tuttomercatoweb claim the deal was struck for a one-year loan with mandatory option to buy in 2016-17.

The ex-Fiorentina man has been linked with a move back to Italy for some time now, with Juventus also mentioned as potential suitors.

The Montenegrin forward moved to Manchester in 2013 for a reported fee of €30 million.

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Inter’s Transfer Formula” Comes With Some Big Risks

new-inter-badgeNo team in Italy has been as active or aggressive in the transfer market this summer than the Nerazzurri. The club has done a tremendous job in strengthening the team with incredible dynamism in a unique and innovative way that Italian media outlet Corriere Dello Sport has dubbed “The Inter Formula”.

Sporting Director Piero Ausilo and General Director Marco Fassone are said to have invented the plan last summer, and the Corriere claimed the idea would be remembered as theirs in “100 years from now.”

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Copa America 2015 Names New Inter Signing Jeison Murillo Best Young Player

New Inter signing Jeison Murillo was named Best Young Player at the 2015 Copa America, as per the tournament’s official website.

Murillo scored the winning goal for Colombia in the Group C game against Brazil, and that proved to be his team’s only strike of the competition.

Murillo won 57% of his duels in La Liga last season.

The central defender was then superb against the likes of Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero in the 0-0 draw against Argentina in the quarter-finals, but he was one of three Colombia players to miss in the penalty shoot-out.

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Fiorentina Official Calls For Inter to Be Relegated For Salah Saga

salahFiorentina Vice-President Paolo Panerai has slammed Inter Milan for trying to poach Chelsea’s Mohamed Salah from the Tuscany club, as per Football Italia.

The Egyptian midfielder spent an excellent second half of the season on loan with La Viola, scoring six goals and creating 30 chances, but the report claims that he has no intention of returning to the Stadio Artemio Franchi, despite having the option to do so in his contract.

Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan are now trying to make the 23-year-old their latest signing following the acquisitions of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Martin Montoya and Miranda, by offering Chelsea €20-million for the former Basel player, as per Forza Italian Football.

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Inter Buy Mohamed Salah From Chelsea

salahItalian side Inter Milan are believed to have reached an agreement with Chelsea over the 20 million euro transfer of Mohamed Salah, per Calciomercato.

Salah spent last season on loan at Serie A team Fiorentina, who according to the article are furious with Inter for contacting a player who they claim was already under contract with them for the coming season.

Furthermore, earlier today, La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Forza Italian Football) reported that Blues had received a €20-million offer, but the new report suggests that this offer has been accepted.

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Notes From Roberto Mancini’s First Press Conference Of The Season

mancini-inter-newInter coach Roberto Mancini has held his first press conference ahead of the new 2015/16 season on Friday, and as expected he was asked a lot of question about transfers. Here are highlights from Mancini’s press conference:

“I think the club has worked well thus far and that we’re on the right track in terms of building the team. We’ve achieved the objectives we set for ourselves. The president has made a big effort to improve the squad and I thank him for that.”

Asked whether Geoffrey Kondogbia was the signing of the Summer?

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Inter Land Barcelona Right Back Martin Montoya

martin-montoyaInter have announced the signing of Barcelona right-back Martin Montoya on a season-long loan.

In a statement posted on the club’s official website on Friday, Inter confirmed the signing of the 24-year-old.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Martin Montoya has joined the club on loan from FC Barcelona. The Nerazzurri have an option to make the deal permanent.”

Barcelona then confirmed the loan on their website, stating that after the first year, the loan will be extended for an additional year should he reach a certain amount of matches, with Inter retaining an option to buy in the summer of 2017.

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Shaqiri Says I’m ‘Staying At Inter’

shaquri-interXherdan Shaqiri has been linked with a move away from Inter despite only joining the club in January from Bayern Munich.

The 23-year-old impressed on his arrival, but his form dropped off, and the winger struggled to hold down a place in the side at the end of the season and Roberto Mancini apparently has his eye on other midfielders and is willing to sacrifice Shaqiri in a deal worth £10.5million.

The Switzerland international is said to be attracting interest from Liverpool and Manchester United, who were both linked with him in the last transfer window.

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Inter Sign Giannelli Imbula From Marseille

Imbula-nvoInter are set to expected to announce the signing of Marseille midfielder Giannelli Imbula on Friday. The 22-year-old defensive midfielder is expected to arrive on a one year loan, before completing a permanent move in 2016 for €20 million.

Imbula was ever present for Marseille last season as Les Olimpiens narrowly missed out on securing a place in next season’s Champions League.

Following the completion of the transfer, the Belgian-born player is likely to form a formidable new-look midfield partnership with Geoffrey Kondogbia, who also joined Inter from Ligue 1 earlier this week for a fee of €35 million.

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Player Focus: Geoffrey Kondogbia

Having secured his move to Inter earlier this week, we examine Geoffrey Kondogbia’s Ligue 1 performances for Monaco from the 2014/15 season.

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