The agent of Croatian midfielder Matteo Kovacic insists Inter Milan will be the ones to decide the player’s future.

Kovacic has been linked with a move away from San Siro this summer and is a reported target of Manchester United.

“Kovacic has five years left in his contract,” the player’s agent Nikki Vuksan told www.fcinternews.it.

“He is an Inter player and will continue to be until the club wishes otherwise. One has to ask Inter if they want to keep him or not.”

The Croatia international joined Inter from Dinamo Zagreb in January 2013 in a reported 15 million euros transfer fee.

Kovacic: ‘My future is at Inter’

by David on April 14, 2014

Mateo Kovacic has been heavily linked with a Premier League move, but insists “my future is at Inter.”

He spoke to Croatian portal Jutarnji and was asked about the on-going rumours of interest from Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and above all Liverpool.

“The papers have to write something,” shrugged the midfielder who turns 20 next month.

“I’ve learned in football that there is always something to speculate on. It doesn’t weight on me. I have a contract until 2017, my future is with Inter and I am very happy to be a part of it.

Mazzarri: ‘Icardi was professional’

by David on April 14, 2014

Walter Mazzarri wasn’t happy with Inter’s performance and had words for Mauro Icardi after a fiery 4-0 win at Sampdoria.

“I look at the performance, though I realise I’m the only one who does. Today we won, even though we played badly in the first half and Samp deserved more,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“Sampdoria were pressing us, got to the ball quicker and that wasn’t the kind of performance I want from my side. After the break we adjusted and realised what we were supposed to do.
“As we’ve seen today, if you score at the right moment then the result won’t necessarily reflect the performance.

Thoughts On Inter Win At Samp

by David on April 14, 2014

It was a good Sunday for Inter as they beat Sampdoria 4-0 while Parma were drawing at Bologna. As a result Inter moved back into fifth place, two points ahead of Parma, who Inter meet next weekend.

It was a rare goal outburst by Inter as a brace by Mauro Icardi and goals by Walter Samuel and Rodrigo Palacio helped Inter to their biggest win since beating Sassuolo 7-0 back in September.

Red Card Changed Game
Inter were somewhat luckily to be in front when Sampdoria were reduced to 10-men after only 20 minutes. Samp’s Eder engaged in some off the ball handbags with Samuel and was shown his second yellow card, while the Inter defender was given a yellow card.

According to the Italian sports daily Tuttosport, Inter have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Chelsea flop Fernando Torres on loan next season.

It is common knowledge that Inter are in the market for a big name striker this summer and it looks like they will do former boss Jose Mourinho a favor and take the misfiring Spanish striker off his hands.

Inter president Erick Thohir says that Walter Mazzarri will continue coaching the Serie A side into the 2014-15 campaign.

A 2-2 draw with Bologna on Saturday marked a fourth successive league game without a victory, leaving Inter 14 points adrift of Napoli in the final Champions League qualifying position, and also in major doubt of missing out on the Europa League.

But Thohir has backed the current coach to provide continuity as the Nerazzurri prepare to recruit new players in the summer.

Figo: Mazzarri is not a miracle worker

by David on April 8, 2014

Luis Figo has recommended that Inter check their ambition, whilst he sees no ‘real project’ in Milan’s transfer strategy of late.

The Nerazzurri and Coach Walter Mazzarri are once more under scrutiny this month for a frustrating run of form against weaker opposition. For their former Portuguese winger, though, expectations have been too high.

“I always say that we must aim for a target based on the quality available to us,” Figo has told the Gazzetta dello Sport today.

“Inter does not have the technical means to win the Scudetto and this has been the case for a while. Now they are trying to qualify for Europe but, with this squad, it is hard.

I am not buying the story in Mediaset Premium that Inter are close to agreeing a €30m deal for Porto striker Jackson Martinez.

The price-tag for 27-year-old Martinez is thought to be €30m, which Inter would reach by offering €27m plus a further €3m in performance-related bonuses.

He has scored 16 goals in 25 League games this season, plus a further three in 10 European outings.

Mediaset also maintain President Erick Thohir will raise the funds for Martinez by selling goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. The Slovenian international can make around €20m and is of interest to the likes of Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.

Juan Jesus Out For Season

by David on April 6, 2014

The season is over for Juan Jesus, as the Inter defender has completely ruptured a knee ligament.

The Brazilian went off during last night’s 2-2 draw with Bologna at San Siro and immediately seemed to be in immense pain.

Today the Nerazzurri medical staff released a statement confirming he had suffered the complete rupture of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. A statement on the Inter web site read:

Juan Jesus underwent diagnostic procedures this morning after being forced off the pitch in the 28th minute of last night’s match against Bologna. The examinations revealed a complete rupture of the medial collateral ligament in the defender’s right knee.

Walter Mazzarri said he “should’ve smashed up the locker room” to keep Inter focused after a 2-2 draw with Bologna.

The Nerazzurri have just three points from the last four rounds and again fumbled a lead against a team in the relegation battle.

“All a Coach can do is keep the team trained well, create chances, have an organisation that cuts out counter-attacks,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“As we are Inter and must always try to win, it can happen that we take the lead and then this fear sets in, as these are very young players. They feel the pressure after recent results.