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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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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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.
DREAMING OF M’VILA
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.
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.
Coming in to this game against Bologna at the Giuseppe Meazza there was, despite recent form, a confidence that we could turn things around and gain a fairly easy three points. After all the Bolognese team aren’t having the best of seasons themselves and having not played a game for two weeks (their last two games were postponed due to bad weather) were likely to be a bit rusty, this was a must win the situation for Inter and all the odds were in their favor.
This wasn’t to be though as Claudio Ranieri yet again ‘tinkered’ with his tactics and this time fielded a 4-2-3-1 formation, which like last week’s 4-3-2-1 I am a big fan of. These tactics themselves aren’t the problem as in both games Inter held on to a vast majority of the possession throughout the 90 minutes, the problems on the pitch are coming from all the constant changes that Ranieri is making. He needs to stick with a formation, quickly find his optimal starting eleven and only make substitutions during the game when they are desperately needed not just when the whim takes him. These substitutions also need to show a lot more understanding of what’s happening on the pitch as he never seems to make the changes that are so obvious to the rest of us.
Week 13 of the 2011/12 Serie A season saw Inter return to the Stadio Artemio Franchi where in 2010 they were crowned Scudetto champions in their treble winning year, how things have changed, as this season’s fixture has Inter desperate for wins in an attempt to climb the table after the worst campaign start ever.
For almost 90 minutes this game had bore draw written all over it and to be fair that was the result the plucky Siena deserved as they played well and did everything possible to ensure the Inter players couldn’t get too many chances on goal. I’m not saying Inter were terrible, we kept control of the game for the majority of the 90 minutes but in my opinion there just seemed to be something missing that would bring a bit of excitement to the game, maybe this was down to the lack of atmosphere in the stadium that you get in the Meazza but I feel it had more to do with the mediocre display shown by the majority of the Nerazzurri players. This of course wasn’t helped by some extremely disappointing decisions made by the Inter boss concerning substitutions (which I’ll go in to shortly.)
The derby d’Italia definitely didn’t go to plan for Inter on Saturday as Juve took three points from the game and moved two points clear of AC Milan at the top of the table while our beloved Inter stays stuck firmly in the pits of despair down the other end of the table with a measly eight points from nine games, which in itself is unthinkable for the mighty Nerazzurri.
FIRST HALF –
Ranieri started the match with the same formation that we have used for several weeks now with Lucio and Chivu in the central defence, Maicon and Nagatomo as fullbacks (though as always they played the match as wingbacks), Obi replaced Motta in the three man midfield along side Cambiasso and Zanetti and Sneijder supporting Zarate and Pazzini up front.
Inter made a great start playing good aggressive attacking football and our first chance came after just three minutes with Pazzini trying to catch Buffon unawares by backheeling Maicon’s shot towards the near post but Buffon was alert to the danger and stopped it. Minutes later Inter should have been one up as Maicon knocked the ball down for Cambiasso who seemed to rush his shot a little resulting in the ball missing the target by inches.
But the 12th minute saw Juve break the deadlock as Lichtsteiner sent in a low cross to Matri who was denied by a great save from Castellazzi but unfortunately the rebound fell for Vucinic on the edge of the area and he buried his shot into the back of the net while the Nerazzurri defenders stood shell-shocked and unable to do anything about it.
Mid afternoon on Sunday 23rd October saw week eight of Inter’s Serie A campaign and Ranieri sent the same team out on to the pitch at the Meazza that won earlier in the week in the Champions league game against Lille, having the same effect by securing another 1-0 result for the Nerazzurri.
Again there were many good signs that Inter are getting back on track with Ranieri again using the 4-3-1-2 formation that works so well for our squad. Ahead of Julio Cesar in goal he had Lucio and Chivu in the central defensive positions with the Romanian again covering for the injured Samuel. Maicon and Nagatomo playing on either side of them and using their skills as wingbacks to surge forward to add an extra dimension to the attack, while the defensive midfield three of Zanetti, Cambiasso and Motta covered the defensive line and also supported the attack which consisted of Sneijder in the hole behind Pazzini and Zarate. This is proving to be a useful set up for us and i’ll be interested to see how it will work when the injured pair of Poli and Forlan return to probably replace Motta and Zarate in this line up.
First of all I would like to congratulate Novara on their win, they by far deserved it more than Inter. As for the Nerazzurri, they were shocking, for the majority of the match Novara was running rings around them making the World Champions look like a Serie C side. On the bright side for us Interisti there is no way that Moratti can ignore the fans shouts for Gasperini to be given the boot. Instead of them improving and getting the 3+ goal win that everyone expected they again looked disorganised and lost on the pitch which handed Novara the best possible home start as they return to the Serie A after 55 years away from the top flight, as for Inter they now sit at the lowest position in the league that I can ever remember.
If us Interisti had our way Gasperini would be dragged all the way back to Milano where he would be crucified then hung from the rafters of the Guiseppe Meazza as a warning to future coaches, but after the game Massimo Moratti seemed to be staying fairly calm despite his obvious anger as he was quoted as saying “Gasperini didn’t have control of the match? It really seems to me that he didn’t, but let’s sleep on it,” which I believe can be roughly translated as “Don’t worry by this time tomorrow he’ll be long gone!”