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Former Inter owner Massimo Moratti, who hired Jose Mourinho in 2009 as the Nerazzurri’s new head revealed an insight into Jose Mourinho and his gesture that he performed after his win with Manchester United over Juventus in Turin.

“In my opinion, the gesture of Mourinho has also overshadowed the success of Manchester, which for him and the team was an important match.

“It is part of his character, when he returns to Italy he finds all the feeling on him, the experience is a life that leads him to react as if he were still here, thinking also of the society in which he was and the others who were antagonistic.

Radja Nainggolan was visibly unfit during the game against Barcelona and will most likely not be ready for Atalanta either according to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Back in record time from a sprained left ankle, since the Derby on October 21, causing him to miss the first leg at Camp Nou. The Belgian expressed a great desire to play in the second leg at all costs, but his return was rushed and his condition was nowhere near optimal,” the report reads.

According to transfermarketweb.com, Inter centre-back Andrea Ranocchia is out of contract at the end of the season, and is expected to be sold when the January transfer window opens.

The former Inter captain and Italian international has been put in cold storage by Luciano Spalletti, as he has yet to make an appearance for Inter this season.

With the defender able to leave for free on a Bosman transfer next summer, Inter will try and recoup some money for Ranocchia during the January transfer window.

Inter and AC Milan have announced that they have agreed to a “Memorandum of Understanding” that has formalised “their willingness to work together on the project for a modern, state-of-the-art stadium,” likely a renovated San Siro.

The stadium is rented by both Milanese clubs, but they’re keen to take out a joint lease and effectively own the arena.

“F.C. International Milan S.p.A. and A.C. Milan S.p.A. communicate that they have signed a memorandum of understanding confirming their willingness to work together on a project for the construction of a modern, state-of-the-art stadium,” the Nerazzurri announced in a statement.

Luciano Spalletti admired another Inter comeback through Mauro Icardi, even though Barcelona “are remarkable” in possession.

Malcom eventually found the breakthrough after numerous chances for the visitors and 60 per cent possession, but Mauro Icardi snatched a point at San Siro.

“It seemed as if the game was going to end 0-0, then there was this unexpected goal, but the reaction of the lads was fundamental,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

“They poured forward and after Icardi scored the goal, he went to pull the ball out of the net and get everyone back to the centre-circle, as there were still a few minutes left and he wanted to win.

Mauro Icardi hailed Inter’s fighting spirit as another late show in the Champions League rescued a point against Barcelona in Group B.

The Nerazzurri netted twice in the closing stages of their previous European home game to defeat Tottenham, but this time Icardi’s 87th-minute strike was only enough for a 1-1 draw at San Siro.

The Inter captain was disappointed that his side ran out of time to complete another remarkable turnaround, yet he celebrated a result that looked unlikely when Malcom deservedly put Barca in front just four minutes earlier.

Samir Handanovic kept Inter afloat for 80 minutes, then Mauro Icardi cancelled out a Malcom goal to earn a precious point against Barcelona.

The Nerazzurri had lost 2-0 at Camp Nou, but were still comfortably second in their group after two wins over Tottenham and PSV. Radja Nainggolan returned from injury, but Leo Messi was again only in the stands after fracturing his arm. Thomas Vermaelen and Samuel Umtiti also missed out.

It took all of 90 seconds for Ousmane Dembele to sting Samir Handanovic’s gloves from distance, while Luis Suarez’s audacious flick off the outside of the boot drifted just past the far top corner.

Mauro Icardi is happy to stay at Inter and the Serie A side are unaware of interest in their captain from Real Madrid, says vice-president Javier Zanetti.

Icardi has regularly been linked to the LaLiga giants, who have won the Champions League in each of the past three seasons.

But the striker, having hit six Serie A goals so far this season, indicated last month he could sign a new Inter deal.

Zanetti is not worried about the prospect of managerless Madrid making a move for Icardi in the January transfer window.

João Mário sounded so certain. Interviewed by Gazzetta dello Sport at the start of June, just after he had completed a successful six-month loan at West Ham, and shortly before the start of a World Cup in which he would play in all four matches played by Portugal, the midfielder insisted he would not return to Inter.

“I do not want to try again,” he said of life at his parent club. “I would not have the right motivation. That experience is over now. Zero doubts.”

Luciano Spalletti confirms Radja Nainggolan could play for Inter against Barcelona tomorrow, and assures “we can play against anyone”.

The Nerazzurri face the Catalans at San Siro tomorrow, and will all-but confirm their place in the Last 16 of the Champions League with a win.

“We’ve always said we can play against anyone, and that still holds true,” Spalletti said in his pre-match Press conference.

“The latest results reinforce that and this will be a good opportunity to see if we really can play on par with Barcelona, who represent the highest level of difficulty in football.