Monthly Archives: June 2012

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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My 1st year as an Interista by @Robert_Iadanza


“Daddy, can I play soccer?” An innocent enough question posed by my four-year old last year. “Of course,” I answered. I mean, what parent wants to deny their child’s interest in athletic activity?

I thought I was just being a good parent. What I didn’t realize was that moment changed my life in a way I never expected – it became even better and even more meaningful.

Then a funny thing happened. I fell in love. At 41, I fell in love with calcio. I was proud of Isabella as she was getting great joy out of playing. She was improving and scored her first goal! As an avid sports fan, I have to root for a player and a team. My daughter will always be my favorite player. So what team would I fall in love with? Being an Italian-American, I knew my love was waiting for me in Serie A. My team had to have tradition, a loyal fan base…and a jersey I would love wearing!
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Daily Transfer Rumors – June 21-22


Inter Active On Fernando Of Gremio

Sabatino Durante, a known FIFA agent, speaks to the microphones of Radiocalciomercato about one of the main faces of Brazilian football, the Gremio midfielder Fernando: “He’s a young boy, he has quality technically. A complete player that can do well in our league. He’s doing very well in a team level as the Gremio. Inter are on him actively but there are some German clubs.”

Silvestre’s Agent: “Foundations Are There For Silvestre-Inter”

It was a confusing day yesterday on the Matias Silvestre front as well with Zamparini suggesting that it is 99% done. But at the end of the day yesterday, the player’s agent was seen dining with Milan vicepresident Adriano Galliani. To clear up the situation, here is the same agent talking to FC Inter News:

“From yesterday morning and now to this afternoon, things have not changed much, at least for our purposes. We are here, waiting for some for someone to call us. As I have said, Silvestre from Palermo to Inter is still not a completed negotiation, although foundations have been laid. We will see what happens although I don’t have the time table. I cannot say if this negotiation would be closed today for the next day. Four-year contract? I’m not going into details. Silvestre, for now, is staying calm: he got married last Saturday and deserves a few days of rest.”
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Daily Transfer Rumors – June 20

Personal Terms Reach With Handanovic

Inter are ready to strike two players this very week. According to Sky, the Nerazzurri are making some important steps towards Samir Handanovic and Matias Silvestre. First of the Argentinian defender. Inter are working closely with Palermo and the two parties are very close. The meetings that took place recently have taken decisive developments.

On the front of Handanovic, however, Inter have practically reached an agreement with the player. Now, the club will deal with Udinese and the name that certainly will be included in this deal is Marco Davide Faraoni.

Agent: “Interest From Inter Very Real But…”

“The interest coming from Inter is very real but everything depends on Massimo Moratti. He will have to decide the future of Julio Cesar and after that, this negotiation (for Handanovic) will be unlocked.” That was Federico Pastorello, agent of Udinese goalkeeper, discussing the future of his client with SportItalia. Inter like Handanovic a lot but “first we must see what will happen to Julio Cesar.”

Inter continue working on bringing the Slovenian goalkeeper to Milan. Julio Cesar? This is a knot that has not yet been untied.
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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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2011/12 Season Summary

Here we are at the end of a season that most of us would like to forget!  A season that saw Inter employ three coaches and finish in a lowly sixth place just scraping a place in the preliminaries of next season’s Europa League.  To rub salt in the wound of a bad season for us we also had to watch our arch rivals Juventus win their 28th Scudetto in an unbeaten league run 😦

When the season’s fixture list was revealed back in July 2011 I published my predictions for the upcoming season and all in all I was expecting a usual season from Inter with a total of 24 wins, 10 draws and four loses which would’ve resulted in the Nerazzurri accumulating a total of 81 points, unfortunately this was a long way off the reality of what really happened.  The real stats for Inter’s 2011/12 season make for grim reading with just 17 wins, 7 draws and 14 loses meaning my prediction of 81 points was a massive 23 points more than the 58 we did receive.  The most depressing thing about these stats are the fact that my predictions were based on us having another average season but I’m still convinced that if we had achieved this level of performance we would’ve without doubt won the Scudetto.

 But instead we have to be thankful that the worst season for Inter since 1948 didn’t end a lot worse than it did for us, considering that at one point at the beginning of December there was talk of the mighty Inter being involved in a relegation battle by the end of the season we should be proud of the team for managing to finish in an European spot.

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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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