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Inter have confirmed that new signings Radja Nainggolan and Yann Karamoh both picked up injuries during the 2-0 defeat to FC Sion in midweek and that both players will miss Saturday’s match against Zenit.

“Radja Nainggolan and Yann Karamoh both underwent medical exmainations at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano,” the Nerazzurri confirmed today.

“The Belgian midfielder has a strain to the rectus femoris muscle in his left thigh while the French forward has a slight strain to his right knee.

“Both players’ conditions will continue to be evaluated in the coming days.”

Everyone in football knows that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez needs to make a big splash in the transfer market this summer following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus.

Perez made that crystal clear on Thursday at the introduction of their new signing Alvaro Odriozola,when he said

“We have a great squad that is going to be reinforced with fantastic players”

With striker Karim Benzema reportedly on his way to Napoli, Madrid need two strikers, so it was interesting to see this morning that Marca, the mouthpiece of Real Madrid was all over Mauro Icardi.

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti is playing down Inter’s 2-0 defeat to Swiss side Sion on Wednesday night.

“Our opponents deservedly won, as we saw from the start that they were moving quicker and stronger than us,” Spalletti told Inter TV.

“There was only one way to make up for the difference in fitness levels and that was keeping the ball. We didn’t manage it, so we used up our energy quicker and then struggled towards the end.

“We had two tough fitness sessions and today were consequently not very sharp. The differences were evident from the start.”

Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti says that Inter are “preparing for a different season”as they look to build on last season’s fourth place finish.

“The goal is to improve with the insertion of the new players and to consolidate what we did last year,” Spalletti told SportMediaset before the Inter’s match with Sion on Wedensday.

“We have to move forward and prepare for a different season that this team and club have had in recent years.

Inter finished five points behind third-place Roma last season. Inter have gotten stronger this summer while Roma have lost Radja Nainggolan and Allison. Two big loses.

It was not a good evening for Inter of Wednesday as they suffered their first defeat of the preseason, 2-0 to Swiss side Sion and maybe more importatly saw summer signing Radja Nainggolan limp off with an injury.

Luciano Spalletti mixed things up in the first half when he tested out a 4-2-3-1 formation with summer signings Nainggolan, Matteo Politano and Yann Karamoh all playing behind Lautaro Martinez.

That formation lasted 24 minute when Nainggolan limped off after feeling a muscular twinge and youth team player Xian Emmers came one.

There is more than a little irony that Inter are refusing to let Joao Mario join Wolverhampton Wanderers without guarantees that the Premier League side will pay the full €35m at the end of his loan.

This is exactly the situation that Inter was in with Barcelona over Rafinha, and Inter walked away from that deal, much to the fury of Barcelona, and they want to make sure that the same thing does not happen to them.

Full credit to Suning, as they are taking full advantage of Inter playing in the Champions League next season by bringing on board new sponsors.

Earlier this summer, Inter announced a new sponsorship deal with the Chinese travel site Lvmama.com. That came on top of the announcement that Champions League qualification had triggered an increase in sponsorship from Pirelli.

Today Inter announced another a partnership with Crédit Agricole. The financial services company will serve as the Inter’s ‘top partner’ and official bank for three seasons and the financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Once again Inter are faced with a situation where they have to give a player a pay raise in order to remove a release clause that it too low.

We are seeing it with Mauro Icardi, and we are about to see it with Marcelo Brozovic, whose €50m release clause is too low, especially after his performances in the World Cup.

Brozovic’s current deal runs through 2021, and according to media reports, Inter want to extend that and increase Brozovic’s current €2.5m salary.

Ivan Perisic was one of the stars of the World Cup and their has been a lot of speculation about the wingers future in the last 48 hours.

It is common knowledge that Jose Mourinho still coverts Perisic and their a rumors that United are offering €70m plus fullback Matteo Darmian. Considering Inter turned down a similar offer last summer, and Perisic’s value has only increased in the last 12 months, that is an easy offer for Suning to reject.

But some are still not convinced that Inter will not sell Perisic. Fabrizio Biasin had this to say on Tutto Mercato Web:

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has commendation for new signing Kwadwo Asamoah who made his debut for the club on Saturday.

The Ghana international, having joined the Nerazzurri on a three-year deal from Juventus, made his bow in the 3-0 triumph over Swiss side Lugano.

His moment came in the 46th minute when he came on for Dalbert, with the score at 1-0.

“The new players did well. Lautaro [Martinez] immediately showed his physical strength and ability to receive the ball with his back to goal. He knows where the goal is, he can sense it,” Spalletti told reporters.