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Europa League: FC Vaslui 0-2 Inter

In the Europa league play off first leg the Romanian side Fc Vaslui played host to Inter at their temporary home of Stadionul Ceahlaul as their home ground, Municipal only houses just over 9000 fans which isn’t big enough to play European games.

The game marked a very important landmark for Inter as the legendary captain Javier Zanetti marked his 800th appearance with the Nerazzurri……………………..

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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 18

Spalletti Wants Silvestre But Inter The Most Concrete

According to reports from Sky, Matias Silvestre is the center of the current transfer window. The latest team to ask for the player is Luciano Spalleti’s Zenit but Palermo continue to resist. Out of all the teams (including Rubin Kazan), however, Inter seem to be the most interest and in the more advanced stage of negotiations. The track that could lead Silvestre to Inter is more concrete even more than Milan who continue to monitor the Argentinian defender.

Uncertainty Between The Posts

Uncertainty between the posts. The three Inter goalkeepers are still being decided at the moment. The only confirmed so far is Luca Castellazzi but we must wait and see if he is the second or third goal keeper. The first at the moment is Julio Cesar who could leave due to high salary (4.5 million). In his place, the hottest name is of course Udinese goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. The other scenario for Julio Cesar is that the Brazilian could stay to become backup to the Slovenian goalkeeper. That is the more difficult scenario.

For the third, Di Gennaro could be come a hypothesis although he could go on loan elsewhere to gain experience when he is recovered of a hip injury. Difficult also for Bardi: a goalkeeper that Inter are paying close attention on but also he could go on loan for another year.

So the search for Orlandoni’s replacement continues…
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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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Daily Transfer Rumors – June 15

MIRROR INTER
HANDANOVIC-DESTRO FOR JULIO-PAZZINI

The domino effect: the Brazilian and striker leave if Inter reach their transfer objectives.

What the transfer market is saying is this: Inter are making strong inquiries, they are looking around and they have the direct counterparts. Maicon, Julio Cesar, Pazzini to Debuchy, Handanovic and Destro. Where will JC go? And if Mattia comes, Pazzo cannot stay… The Inter puzzle at this moment is complicated: perhaps nothing will happen, or perhaps half of a revolution.

Handanovic and Cou Two months ago, the first rumor came and the meeting last week was confirmed: Inter seem to have decided that the Slovenian Handanovic is the right man between the goal posts. One of the reasons is that the current Udinese goalkeeper would make less than half of what Julio Cesar is making because Inter, in addition to rejuvenate the team, want to cut down the mountain of wages. From here, saying that the deal is done is way off because Udinese want Coutinho on the plate (at least half of him), and Inter will have to think about it very carefully. Besides that, they still have to talk to Julio Cesar.

Destro and Longo Meanwhile yesterday Inter (which met with Catania for Gomez and Brescia for the renewal of co-ownership of Tassi) received this news: Siena and Genoa have found an agreement for Destro with the Bianconeri will not exercise their right to purchase a half which will leave the player to the Rossoblu in exchange for a counterpart to be identified. This is the first step towards Destro: next week Branca will meet with Preziosi to also talk about Longo, one that Inter want the full ownership of.

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Daily Transfer Rumors – June 14

DREAMING OF M’VILA
SECURE MUDINGAYI
WEST HAM WANT CASTAIGNOS

The negotiations – Inter are at work especially for the midfield.

Milan – Juventus have hinted that they will do anything to come between Inter and Giovinco while Milan could force Inter into a bidding war for Matias Silvestre. Those situations are two different stories but the fact remains that the transfer market tracks are endless and sporting director Piero Ausilio and technical director Marco Branca will not be caught unprepared.

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Daily Transfer Rumors – June 13

Viviano for Silvestre? The agent meets Palermo

More updates about the future of Emiliano Viviano. As reported by Sky Sport 24 , Luca Cattani and Giorgio Perinetti, directors of Palermo, have had a meeting with the agent of the goalkeeper, Claudio Vigorelli, to discuss a possible stay in Rosanero. According to rumors today, Viviano could fall in the negotiation that would lead defender Matias Silvestre to Inter. The offer of the Nerazzurri would be about 4 million plus the entire card of the goalkeeper.

Paulinho For Inter, The Time And Cost

From the pages of Gazzetta dello Sport, there is new details about Paulinho . The pink newspaper focuses Brazilian as the name for midfield of Inter. ”The idea is more relevant Paulinho, the physical midfielder. He costs around 7 or 8 million euros and there could be more news regarding this operation June or July,” read the paper.

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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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