Inter Put Six Players Up For Sale

by David on July 31, 2014

Ricky-Alvarez-InterAccording to Tuttosport, with Inter finished buying players this summer, the club is looking to recoup the cash of those purchases by selling players.

Inter have reported put six players up for sale, as the club hopes to raise at least €30 million, which will give them a very healthy profit from this transfer window.

The six players that the club are interested in selling are:

Ricky Alvarez is probably the most high-profile name, with Tuttosport claiming that a fee of €12m could see him leave.

Inter USA TourWalter Mazzarri was encouraged by Inter’s attitude shown in their penalty shoot-out defeat to Manchester United.

The Nerazzurri were undone by a missed Marco Andreolli spot-kick to lose their Washington friendly against the Red Devils 5-3 on penalties, after a goalless match.

Even so, the team’s Coach was encouraged by what he saw, commented briefly afterwards.

“For our part things went very well,” Mazzarri is quoted by Inter’s official website.

“It was a balanced game and I liked the attitude of the team.”

Nemanja Vidic also commented briefly post-match, following his appearance against his former employers.

Inter Lose To Man United On Penalties

by David on July 30, 2014

vidic-interThree days after beating European Champions on penalties, Inter tasted defeat in a penalty shootout as they lost 5-3 to Manchester United in the Guinness International Champions Cup after drawing 0-0 in regulation time. Inter’s Marco Andreolli was the only player to miss his penalty, when his shot bounced back of the crossbar.

Despite the loss there is still a lot for Walter Mazzarri and Nerazzurri fans to take from teams performance on Tuesday night.

While other Italian sides have been leaking goals in the Guinness International Champions Cup, Inter have conceded only one goal from open play in 180 minutes and that was a wonder shot from Gareth Bale.

Osvaldo And Taider Switch Teams

by David on July 30, 2014

Inter Logo.jpgAccording to Sky Italia Sky Sport Italia Inter have agreed to exchange midfielder Saphir Taider for Southampton striker Daniel Osvaldo.

According to the report, Inter will take Osvaldo on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season, although there has been no official world on what that amount will be. In exchange, Southampton would welcome Algerian international midfielder Taider, but it unclear whether this is a straight lone for Taider, of whether the Premier League side can buy him in a years time also.

Mazzarri: ‘Torino a tough opener’

by David on July 28, 2014

walter-mazzarri-4Walter Mazzarri expects a “very difficult” start to Inter’s season against Torino, but is already targeting Juventus.

“Torino is one of the toughest places to play in Serie A against a team that is well-drilled, finished the last season on a high and qualified for the Europa League,” Mazzarri told the official Inter website.

“However, every game in Serie A hides dangers and they are all very difficult.”

Nerazzurri fans are already looking forward to the Derby della Madonnina with Milan in Week 12 and Juventus in Week 17.

zanetti-tributeThe 2014-15 Serie A fixture list was released today and Walter Mazzarri will be pretty happy with an opening five matches of Torino (A), Sassuolo (H), Palermo (A), Atalanta (H) and Cagliari (H).

Inter‘s first big test is week seven when then they meet Napoli at home. The Derby di Milano is in Week 12, so towards the end of November, on the same weekend as Lazio-Juventus while the first Derby d’Italia between Juventus-Inter takes place on in Week 17.

Mazzarri Happy After Real Madrid Win

by David on July 27, 2014

Mazzarri-Inter2FC Internazionale coach Walter Mazzarri took questions from the media after the Nerazzurri’s opening game in the Guinness International Champions Cup 2014.

What are Inter aiming for? What do you expect?

“We don’t have a specific target in mind, we have to get Inter back up where it belongs. We’ve made a good start and we showed the right mentality, never easing up – that’s what we did today. We played well.”

There were 42 fouls and four yellow cards. Did you expect it to be such a hard-fought game?

Inter Beat Real Madrid 3-2 On Saturday

by David on July 27, 2014

vidic-interMauro Icardi scored the decisive penalty as Inter beat European Champions Real Madrid 3-2 on penalties in San Francisco in their first game of the Guinness International Champions Cup.

Forget the earlier warm-up games in Europe, this was the beginning of the real preseason for Walter Mazzarri’s side. This was a chance for the Nerazzurri to see where they stood against one of the elite teams in world football.

The world’s most expensive player Gareth Bale showed his class almost immediately as he hit the bar with a header after three minutes. The Welsh winger was just warming up though as he followed that up with a stunning strike from distance that gave Samir Handanovic no chance.

mvila-interWe still have five weeks or so to go in the transfer window, so I thought this was a good time to take stock about what Inter have done so far this season,and what they still have to do.

IN – Yann M’Vila (Rubin Kazan, Loan), Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United, free), Dodo (AS Roma, loan) Rene Krhin (Bologna, one million pounds), Cristiano Biraghi (Cittadella, 600 thousand euros), Tommaso Berni (Torino, free), Adama Forana (Brescia, free).

OUT – Wallace (Chelsea, end of loan), Rolando (Porto, end of loan), Esteban Cambiasso (released), Gaby Mudingayi (released), McDonaldo Mariga (released), Lica Castellazi (released), Javier Zanetti (retired), Diego Milito (released), Walter Samuel (released), Simone Benedetti (Cagliari 3.52 million euros), Marco Benassi (Torino 1.32 million euros)

interfans2Three transfer rumors for you to digest today. Two potential signings and one potential sale.

Inter sporting director Pietro Ausilio today confirmed something we have known for weeks. That the Nerazzurri are interested in Chile international Gary Medel who plays for Cardiff City.

And the board member at San Siro has confirmed that they are in talks with the Welsh side for their

“We are in talks with Cardiff for Medel,” he told El Grafico. “And negotiations are very advanced.

“Medel is a player that we like, but he is not an Inter player yet because talks aren’t finished yet.”