This is the part that really frustrates me over transfers. When clubs act small and try and save what is a relatively small amount of money so they can say they got the better of the deal. Just leave the egos at the door and get the deal want.
This is exactly what Inter are trying to do with Lazio over winger Antonio Candreva and if they are not careful they will lose him. Everyone knows that Lazio want ‹25 million for the winger. We have all known that for weeks.
Unlike other domestic cup competitions the complete Coppa Italia draw is made at once, so after the draw on Thursday we know the Nerazzurri’s potential match ups as the competitions progresses,
The Nerazzurri enter the cup competition at the Round of 16 due to their participation in the Europa League side.
Inter were seeded third behind Napoli (1) and Roma (2) and ahead of Juventus (4), AC Milan (5), Lazio (6), Sassuolo (7) and Fiorentina (8).
The way the draw is set-up, Inter are in the half of the draw that contains Lazio, Roma and Sassuolo. Inter’s potential match-ups are against Lazio in the quarter-finals and the Roma/Sassuolo winner in the semi-final.
According to Italian publication Tuttosport, Roberto Mancini wants to bring former Inter player Mario Balotelli back to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
The only rationale that Tuttosport give for Inter’s interest in their former player is that he is cheap and Inter have limited transfer funds this summer. Which might be news to Suning who have invested €200m in the club since the takeover.
Yes Inter have spent little this summer, the only signings have been the €3.4m acquisition of Cristian Ansaldi, as well as free transfers Éver Banega and Caner Erkin, but that has not stopped the Nerazzurri from being linked with several big names including Sporting midfielder João Mário.
While Inter captain Mauro Icardi is in the USA on tour, his wife and agent, Wanda Icardi is flying to London on Wednesday to meet with Arsenal.’s wife and agent is in London, and will reportedly meet with Arsenal this afternoon.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Arsenal are prepared to pay £43 million (€52m) for the Argentine international, and are willing to offer him a wage packet of €7m per season, which is double what he currently earns at Inter.
On a day that Real Madrid reportedly turned down a £62m offer for striker Alvaro Morata from Chelsea, Arsenal’s offer way under values Icardi in today’s market.
It is only July, but we might not see a better Inter goal this season than the one that Stevan Jovetic scored on Tuesday night in Salt Lake City.
Deep into added time, Jovetic received a pass from deep from Daniel Bessa and, with his back to goal, brilliant back-heeled the ball through the legs of substitute goalkeeper Lalo Fernandez. Not even the last defender on the goal-line could prevent the 26-year-old’s clever shot from hitting the back of the net.
It was a moment of class is a pretty average preseason friendly.