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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Inter push PSG for Lavezzi

Inter are reportedly lining up a proposal for Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, but must sell first.

Pocho would be eager to reunite with his old Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri and return to Serie A, as contract renegotiations with PSG have faltered.

According to today's edition of Tuttosport, the initial plan is to take Lavezzi on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.

Inter can raise the necessary funds by selling one or all of Fredy Guarin, Ricky Alvarez and Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

Guarin is waiting for a big European club to come in for him, but so far the Colombian seems unimpressed with the Zenit option.

Alvarez is of interest to Atletico Madrid, but only on loan whereas Inter want to monetise on him for €12m.

Kuzmanovic has interest from Crystal Palace and Leicester City for around €4.5m (£3.8m).

Chievo look to complete deals for Inter pair

Chievo are hopeful of completing the signature of Inter pair Ruben Botta and Ezequiel Matias Schelotto on loan deals.

The Verona based club are keen to bolster their side in time for the upcoming season and Inter are seemingly prepared to allow the two players to leave the San Siro on loan deals.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the deals will be wrapped up in the next few days for Botta and Schelotto; the latter had been strongly linked with a return to Parma, where he spent last season on loan.

The pair were both born in Argentina but Schelotto represented Italy in 2o12 in a game against England and at club level they have both struggled to establish themselves at Inter since they joined from Tigre and Atalanta respectively.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

WATCH: Highlights of Inter's 3-0 win over Stjarnan

Watch the highlights of Inter's 3-0 win over Stjarnan

Mazzarri satisfied after solid showing in Iceland

The coach reflected on a job well done against Stjarnan: "Smart enough to bide our time and wait for the first goal to come. All the lads did well tonight"
Walter Mazzarri was understandably satisfied after an efficient Inter display in Reykjavik saw them triumph on an away trip that had all the makings of the proverbial banana skin.
Speaking to Inter Channel and the gathered journalists following tonight's 3-0 win at Laugardalsvöllur Stadium, the Nerazzurri manager explained: "It was good that we managed to break the deadlock. It wasn't easy at the start because they got men behind the ball and battened down the hatches, waiting to strike on the counter.
We were smart enough to bide our time and wait for the goal to come. Getting the second straight after the restart was important too, and it came following a nicely worked move.
Up until that point we were very careful in making sure we weren't caught on the counter-attack. Maybe we started to wane a bit physically towards the end and we ended up letting them in a few times." 3-0 is a good result but it's only the first half of the tie.
Asked if he expected a big turnout at the Meazza for the return leg, Mazzarri replied: "It's our first home game of the season in front of the fans and I hope there will be a big crowd. It would be really nice for the lads." Commenting then on some of the players' indivdual performances, the Nerazzurri boss went on: "Hernanes did pretty well. He's improving, as all the players are.
He and Mateo played well tonight, because they had to work both defend and attack. I've mentioned those two but overall I'm happy with how all the lads played.
M'Vila has come on loads, we knew he needed to get games under his belt. He's an imposing figure who stays calm and is confident both when building play and breaking it up. Dodo? Yes, he did well too. He has to keep going now."

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hernanes: 'Stjarnan can hurt Inter'

Hernanes warned Inter not to underestimate Europa League opponents Stjarnan. "Anyone can hurt you."
The Nerazzurri travel to Iceland for the first leg of their play-off on Wednesday evening.
"It will require great concentration," the Brazilian told Inter Channel.
"The results I saw in Brazil over the last few days were shocking. You must give it your all in every match, otherwise anyone can hurt you."
Inter have struggled in recent friendlies, losing 3-1 at Eintracht Frankfurt and drawing 0-0 with PAOK.
"I expected us to hold out for just about 45 minutes, but I played a little more. My legs are starting to move better now and in the second half I had a lot of energy left, despite the tiredness.
"I think we will reach the Europa League tie in good condition. I worked hard and remained sharp, though it is inevitable to feel tired at this stage of the season."


Inter Milan new boy Nemanja Vidic stuck in lift for TWO HOURS on Italian public holiday

The Serbian defender didn't have the best of times on Ferragosto as he was trapped in an apartment building lift shaft for two hours

Most people enjoy their rare public holidays off work - not Nemanja Vidic.

The ex-Manchester United enforcer was forced to spend some of Ferragosto stuck in a lift of all places.

And with it being a holiday across Italy it apparently took some two hours before a technician arrived to free him.

It certainly wasn't the ideal beginning to his Inter Milan career.

The Serbian only moved to the Nerazzurri earlier this summer and is yet to play a competitive game, yet he's already made the headlines.

Not the pre-season lift he was thinking of ...


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Inter are working hard and making progress

Inter defender Nemanja Vidic has revealed that the Biscione are working hard and making good progress ahead of the new season.

The Nerazzurri are set to face Greek side PAOK in a friendly on Thursday and the 32-year-old is hoping the Italian club can make up for their poor performance in their 3-1 friendly loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on August 10.

Vidic spoke to Inter Channel on Wednesday about the upcoming friendly and the team's improvements during summer training, while also commenting on his own personal progress when it comes to helping out Inter's attack.

"We have been working hard, we've had some good sessions and so far I think it's gone well if you don't include the game we played in Germany," said the former Manchester United man.

"I try to attack the ball, I'm good in the air and I'm trying to score more goals and maybe I should score more. Tomorrow at PAOK, it won't be an easy game but I hope we're going to be better this time."

Icardi: I’m staying for the Inter fans

Inter striker Mauro Icardi has reassured fans he plans to stay at the club despite rumored interest from Liverpool and Chelsea.

The 21 year old Argentinian star had a solid debut season at the Nerazzurri last campaign, and will be looking to build on that with some more goals this campaign.

"We'll begin a season that will be very important for me, and for Inter," Icardi wrote on Facebook. "That's why I've decided to stay closer to my fans."

"Their help will be decisive and I will put my first official jersey autographed in my first game up for grabs for someone that will do the most beautiful video with my pictures."

Icardi netted nine goals in 22 Serie A appearances last season for Inter.