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Daily Transfer Rumours – June 25-26


Mediaset: Mudingayi Close, There Will Be An Agreement

Albano Guaraldi, Bologna president, has made it clear that Gaby Mudingayi could soon be an Inter player as the Nerazzurri have been wanting him for some time. According to Sport Mediaset, both clubs will find an agreement without problems.

Meanwhile the Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Mudingayi could be with the team as early as mid July in Pinzolo for training camp.

“Inter already have the Belgian midfielder in their hands and could have the player already in Pinzolo. The problem? As revealed by the Bologna president Albano Guardaldi: ‘We will only talk after the sentences of the betting scandal.’ So is everything suspended? Yes, it won’t be a big deal.”

Genoa President: “Destro Either To Siena Or Genoa”

“My position is quite clear. Destro will not play with another shirt other than that of Siena.” That was Genoa president Enrico Preziosi to Tutto Mercato Web after the Bianconeri decided to exercise their option of getting half of Destro.

Siena sporting director Antonelli said that it is a utopia for his club to keep the player…

“I do not have to answer to Antonelli. I will reiterate that the player for me can only wear the shirt of Siena or Genoa. There are no other possibilities.”

What if presented to Siena is an interesting offer from other clubs?

“Siena will not sale. To me, the player can only wear those two shirts.”
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Is There Really a Plan For The Future?

For a long time now there has been a lot of talk about a rebuilding process at Inter. Taking out the older veteran players and bringing in fresh young talent who would bring success to Inter in the years to come. Also while doing this cutting down the mountain of wages Inter were paying out and bringing in players on lower wages but who were of equal quality and could bring success in the future. However we are still talking about that to this day and I’m now wondering is this process of rebuilding actually going to happen? After numerous poor mercato’s and ridiculous transfer dealings it is almost as if we are going backwards and not forwards.

Poor Transfer Dealing’s

Part of the problem is the poor transfer dealing’s of Inter in the last few years. One simple problem is that we let go of players of high quality and bring in average players who are simply not good enough to fill the void left by the previous player. Transfers such as Diego Forlan who was brought in to replace Samuel Eto’o who had just had a fantastic season Scoring 37 goals and contributing 15 assists in all competitions. On top of this fantastic record he was our most influential player that season and he dragged us through many games in which we were struggling. Then for some baffling reason we decide to sell him and bring in Diego Forlan who was coming towards the end of his career and his best years were passed him. Also when looking for a replacement we should have been looking for a younger replacement who could play for many years to come and was of similar quality. We can’t expect to compete at the top-level when we sell our best players and replace them with mediocrity.

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Daily Transfer Rumors – June 17

LEAVING INTER. OPERATION MONEY COFFER

10 MILLION FOR MAICON AND REAL ARE JUST A STEP AWAY

Moratti wants to cut salary: uncertain future for Julio Cesar and Sneijder. Castaignos towards West Ham.

First offer for Debucy to form new wings with Kolarov. Here is the 5 milion for the French but Lille want more.

Destro, Giovinco, and Silvestre: to be decided.

Milan - Things are on the move. The outgoing transfer market of Inter is about to take off. After having collected 8 million from the outright sale of Goran Pandev to Napoli, the Nerazzurri would increase their money coffer with Maicon and Castaignos. But in the plans of Moratti, Branca and Ausilio is the will to lower the mountain of salaries, with relative to the revolution of the team, would lead to other big departures. Some certain departures are that of Forlan and Lucio but also Julio Cesar, Pazzini and Sneijder, those that are with uncertain future.
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Source: With Lucio’s Departure, Ranocchia Will Stay

Originally posted on FedeNerazzurra.com:

There was a time when Andrea Ranocchia really thought of leaving Inter, even on loan. With Lucio, Samuel and Chivu, he found himself the bench more often than the field. “When do I play if there guys are already there,” the former Genoa player said. But after few months, the situation has changed, not directly related to his will.  Lucio, in fact, through his agent, has said that he wanted leave by terminating the contract with Inter.  Besides that, Chivu has not yet responded to the proposed renewal of Inter. Therefore, there is only Samuel left for central defender position. It is clear that someone will come (up til now the hottest name is Marco Andreolli who would make his return to Inter) but one way or another, the pair of Samuel-Ranocchia would be on in the central defense for next season.

Source: FC Inter News

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Don Nerazzurri:

One of my all time favourite defenders & a key member of our treble winning squad! Grazie mille Lucio for everything & best wishes for your future.

Originally posted on FedeNerazzurra.com:

Breaking news coming from Brazil, Lucio and Inter have ended their relationship. Revealing this news is the player’s agent, Sandro Becker.

Agent: “It’s been three years at Inter, three wonderful years but I think it is time to change. We are negotiating with the club and we talked about that today. We submitted our request and it was accepted. Now he is looking for a new club. As a man and player, he is leaving Inter also as a friend, wherever he goes. We have decided to leave, they understood and we were all very cordial about it. He still has two years in the contract and if he finds a new club, he will leave. The preference is to play in a big European league but you never know. There is much interest from Brazil. The World Cup is going to be played there and Lucio knows it. We…

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Derby Della Madoninna: A Bittersweet Victory As Inter Hammer Milan 4-2

All I can say is wow what a fantastic game!  The Derby Della Madoninna is always an exciting and tense game between two of world football’s superpowers in the city that is known around the world as the capital of football but this one carried importance on so many levels.  For Inter it was must win to stay in the chase for an European place, for Milan it was must win to take the title race with Juventus to the last day and for both clubs, as always, it was to determine who would have the bragging rights across the city of Milano and also the world.

The game didn’t disappoint either with six goals, three penalties, tension, passion and most importantly a derby double for the mighty Nerazzurri!  This game will go down in football history as one of,  if not THE greatest derby ever!

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SerieA: Parma 3-1 Inter, Terrible Defending Sinks UCL Hopes

The week 36 game against Parma at the Stadio Ennio Tardini not only marks Andrea Stramaccioni’s first loss in charge of Inter but also brings to an end any hope of the Nerazzurri qualifying for next seasons Champions League.  To be honest this was probably inevitable considering the form we’ve been in this season, we should just be thankful that we will be finishing in the top third of the table and hang on to the belief that we can claim a consolation of qualifying for the Europa League.

Despite this loss I still hold great faith in Stramaccioni’s ability to lead Inter and he should not be held responsible for this result, lets face it even Mourinho has lost matches he shouldn’t have in his time and so the responsibility for this loss sits firmly with the players and the defence in particular.  I’m getting bored with saying this now as us Interisti identified the defensive line as our weak point at the start of the season yet nearly a year later we are still relying on Lucio and Walter Samuel to thwart the oppositions attacks, as shown in the last few weeks if there’s only one of them on the pitch alongside Andrea Ranocchia then it works enough for us to get the result but more and more commonly when both our aging central defenders are playing together we leak goals like a bucket with a hole in it leaks water.  Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying Ranocchia is perfect but at the moment him or Cristian Chivu are adding a bit of much-needed security to our backline that Lucio and Samuel cannot offer anymore.

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SerieA: Inter 2-1 Cesena Match Report by @siamak_j

Inter – Cesena Match Report by Siamak J.

 On a sunny and pleasant Sunday afternoon in Milan, Inter scored two and conceded one as Cesena lost the battle on the Giuseppe Meazza. After having won in Udine in the mid-week fixture, the highly desirable third place in the Serie A was still reachable for Inter as Lazio surprisingly lost away to Novara. Before Sunday’s game, the Nerazzurri were on a string of five consecutive games without losing. A string of games that began when the up-and-coming Andrea Stramaccioni took over as the replacement for Claudio Ranieri on the Inter bench. Following the 2-2 draw in Rome between AS Roma and Napoli in the Saturday night fixture, Inter were fifth with 52 points earned, while Napoli were fourth with 55 points after 35 games – on the same tally as third placed Lazio, who played Udinese on Sunday night.

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SerieA: Udinese 1-3 Inter, UCL hopes reignited for Inter

After the bore draw against Fiorentina last weekend Inter’s chances of securing the third place finish were almost finished but just a few days later the Nerazzurri proved their credentials by securing an important away win at the Stadio Friuli against Udinese.  This combined with both Lazio and Roma losing their matches means that Inter are now in sixth place on equal points with fifth place Udinese, both having 52 points just three points behind third placed Lazio with both teams yet to play against the Biancocelesti in the last four games of the season.

A much needed win and it all happened in the first half of the match with Udinese going on the offensive from the kickoff they were rewarded early on when defender Danilo struck a wonderful shot from the edge of the area that flew past Julio Cesar and ricocheted off the upright to cross the line and put the Bianconeri ahead.

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SerieA: Fiorentina 0-0 Inter, Cesar saves penalty and the day

The Serie A week 33 match against Fiorentina at the Stadio Artemio Franchi was Inter’s first since the untimely death of Piermario Morosini last weekend and before kickoff both teams stood united in a minute silence to honour his memory.

This was really a must win match for Inter if they were to keep up the pressure on finishing in the last Champions League spot of third, and everything seemed to be in their favour as Fiorentina have had an even more disappointing season than that of Inter, finding themselves sitting on the edge of safety down the bottom of the table.  Inter also were handed the advantage that the Viola were without key players like Amauri who was suspended and Stevan Jovetic who is injured, not only that for reasons unknown to me, Fiorentina coach Delio Rossi decided to have Riccardo Montolivo on the bench instead of on the pitch.  This combined with the fact they were playing two teenage and fairly unexperienced center backs meant that Inter started the game with a huge advantage over the home side.

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