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Inter boss Luciano Spalletti has confirmed that the arrival of summer signings Radja Nainggolan and Stefan de Vrij will allow in to go to a back three next season.

Talking about Nainggolan, who Spalletti managed at Roma, the Inter boss told Sky Italia:

“He is the turbine we were missing, the extra head of steam,” Spalletti told Sky Sport Italia.

“The fact that the moment he was put on the market by Roma, he chose us, is very pleasing. He has everything to battle it out against any opponent. He is the Ninja.

Seven years ago today, Inter named Gian Piero Gasperini as its new manager. A move I was not in favor of at the time, and it turned out rightly so.

Despite Inter president Massimo Moratti stating that:

“On Gasperini I can guarantee,” he said. “He’s a good one, who knows football, absolutely not a second choice. Against his Genoa we always suffered, now we’ll start well and win again, from the Italian Super Coppa.”

Gasperini turned out to be a disaster and was fired after only five matches, where Inter managed one draw and four defeats. Gasperini goes into the record books as one of Inter’s worst managers in the clubs history.

A post from June 24, 2010. When Inter were top of the footballing world and players like Edinson Cavani were interested in coming to Inter. Today, it is the likes of Fredy Guarín whose attention we capture.

Unfortunately instead of adding to an aging treble winning side that summer Inter president Massimo Moratti decided to mainly stay with the players that had won the season before, Rafa replaced Mourinho and and Inter have never been able to reach these heights since.

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani is telling reporters that he does not want to move from Palermo to the Premier League, but instead wants to move to Inter.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Inter are battling Manchester City for the signature of Sao Paulo defender Eder Militao.

Militao has caught the eye of Inter, Porto and the Premier League champions since he breaking into the São Paulo first-team, where he has made 32 appearances. He recently broke into the Brazil Under-20 squad.

Militao is a product of the renowned Sao Paulo academy and he can play in front of the defence as a holding midfielder, as a right-back and centre-half.

Former Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron has questioned Jorge Sampaoli’s decision to leave Mauro Icardi out of his World Cup squad.

Despite scoring 29 goals in 34 appearances for Inter last season, Icardi was not able to replicate that form on the international stage, and he struggled in his three appearances during Argentina’s World Cup qualifying matches.

Veron, who made 73 appearances for Argentina and also spent time with Inter, is unsure why the two-time World Cup champions would have left the prolific Nerazzurri captain behind.

Shanghai Shenhua midfielder Fredy Guarin is eager to return to Inter and is willing “to cut his salary for a return to Inter” says his agent.

The Colombia international midfielder was sold to the Chinese Super League club for €13m in January 2016.

“He renewed his contract for another two years, but not everything necessarily goes the way you expect. We’ll see what Inter will say and do,” agent Marcelo Ferreyra told Passione Inter.

“Fredy has kept himself in great shape, both physically and mentally. He is still highly-motivated and faced with a call from Inter, he would be ready.

There is apparently a disagreement at Inter between Luciano Spalletti and Piero Ausilio/Suning over who should be the next midfielder signed this summer.

Spalletti wants Inter to sign Mousa Dembele from Tottenham Hotspur, but Ausilio/Suning prefer Sporting Lisbon’s William Carvalho.

Dembele, who is entering the last year of his contract with Tottenham, has been linked with Inter for most of June now as Spurs are faced with selling him this summer, or seeing him walk away for free next summer.

But Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is one of the hardest negotiators in football and he is holding out for €30m for Dembele. A price that is too rich for Inter.

Three years ago, Inter signed midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia for €40m from Monaco. All summer Inter had been linked with a move for Manchester City’s aging star Yaya Toure and had made what at the time was the right decision and that as to sign Kondogbia over Toure. In this interview, Inter President Erick Thohir explains why he believes that was the right choice.

Inter president Erick Thohir believes the club made the right choice in signing Geoffrey Kondogbia instead of Yaya Toure this summer.

I wrote back on June 10 that Inter had signed Radja Nainggolan from Roma for €29m plus youth team talent Nicolò Zaniolo.

At the time that was a great deal for Inter, and Ausilio went even further as he offered to throw in Davide Santon alongside Zaniolo, which dropped the cost of the deal to €24m.

Considering that Inter fans were clamoring for the Nerazzurri to buy Rafinha for €40m, to get Nainggolan for nearly half that, and half what he was worth as little as twelve months ago, is more than a bargain. It’s highway robbery!

Regardless of whether you like Wanda Nara (nee Icardi) or not, you cannot say that she doesn’t work hard for her client.

Last summer Wanda managed to get Napoli and Arsenal in a bidding war for the Inter captain, the result was that Mauro got a new contract with a big raise and a €110m buyout clause.

This summer, she is playing a similar game, but instead of using Napoli, she is using Juventus to generate interest inthe Capocannoniere winner.