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Julio Cesar: Forever in Interista Hearts

It was approaching half time in a thrilling Derby Della Madoninna and Inter were leading their cross town rivals AC Milan 1-0 in front of a Stadio Giuseppe Meazza full of cheering Interista, when Kevin-Prince Boateng was allegedly taken down in the box by the on rushing Julio Cesar, the Nerazzurri goalkeeper received an unjust yellow card on his 300th appearance as replays showed that he reached the ball first.
Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic stepped up to take the awarded penalty but Julio Cesar was in no rush to let him take it, taking a slow drink of water before strolling over to the Swede trying to psyche him out and getting right up into the ex-Inter striker’s face then walking slowly backwards to his goal line sticking his tongue out like he was performing the New Zealand rugby team’s Haka.

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Agent On Mauricio Isla And Alejandro Gomez

Mauricio Isla, the Chilean fullback of Udinese, has been monitored throughout the season by Inter transfer market men and is considered to be a possible replacement of Maicon if the Brazilian does not renew his contract.  In addition to the defender, Alejandro Gomez has become more and more hotter for the Inter midfield.  To clarify these two situations are their South American agent Leo Rodriguez.

Let’s start with Isla: going to Inter?

“Right now I prefer not to expose myself and not commenting on the daily rumors suggesting Isla is leaving Udine.  We all know that he is a great player and what he has done.”

Can he really change team though?

“Now we just have to see what the developments are: there are 3-4 big clubs who follow him even outside of Italy.  We will wait and see what is going to happen when he completes his rehabilitation.”


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Source: With Lucio’s Departure, Ranocchia Will Stay

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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Done Deal For Palacio. Now Moratti Wants Lavezzi!


Inter-Palacio: and one…  Waiting for Lavezzi

Agreement for the Genoa Argentinian: 10 million cash to Preziosi.

This deal does not rule out il Pocho: contact with Napoli in a few days.

Milan – The light was lit last Thursday and now it is shining brightly: Rodrigo Palacio now is truly one step away from wearing the shirt of Inter after a chase which lasted for one year.  Meetings have been going on in the past few days between Inter technical director Marco Branca, sporting director Piero Ausilio and the two agents Gabriele Giuffrida and Roberto Da Petri.  And now there is white smoke.  Genoa will have 10 million in cash and Rodrigo Palacio is going to sign a three-year (or two-year contract with option for a third) contract which is going to be signed at the end of this week.

Moratti conductor Question: but is Palacio signing going…

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Lucas, The Alternative To Lavezzi

It’s a tough call who I’d prefer at Inter, Lucas has the potential to be one of the best in the world but Lavezzi has Italian and European experience and we’ve all seen how long some south Americans take to adapt to the Italian game. To be honest I’d be estatic if we get either of them 🙂

A triangle on the transfer market and everything here may revolve around Lucas Moura, the gem of Sao Paulo whom Inter have been laying their eyes on in such a long time.  According to Sky, the real alternative to Ezequiel Lavezzi would be the Brazilian.  However, Lucas’ arrival would also be linked to a current Inter player: Wesley Sneijder.  To many, Wesley Sneijder is the only Inter player that his transfer would give the team a good sum of cash to reinvest in the transfer market.

Source: Sky

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Agent: “Guarin Is Very Happy”

1st purchase of the Stramaccioni era should prove to be a very good one with more to follow

Today is an important day for Inter which have taken its first step in the right way.  Fredy Guarin has been signed to a permanent contract and his agent, Marcelo Ferreyra has confirmed the transfer:

“I do not want to say the cost of this whole operation but I can assure you that Fredy is very, very happy for this opportunity to continue playing at Inter and he is also very grateful for Porto. Two years ago there were already contacts made with Inter. This year he had several different physical problems but had the opportunity to go to Italy and played for the final part of the season at Inter. He is very grateful that Porto have allowed this transfer. This deal is best for all parties.”

Source: MaisFutebol

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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.

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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Things are looking very interesting for this summer!


Yesterday meeting between Branca and Preziosi: the Slovak and the young striker are co-owned by both clubs.  With 9 million to Genoa, things can close?

Napoli, dinner with mystery.  “Hurray Lavezzi.”  Is it a sign of farewell?

De Laurentiis toasted the striker who was hailed by the fans, everything seemed like a valediction.

Meanwhile the Daily Mail writes Lucas will accept offer of Inter.

For the midfield, De Jong in pole but Inter are checking Borja Valero, the midfield director of Villareal.

Talks surround Maicon who is linked to Kolarov.

Milan – There was a meeting yesterday as expected for some time.  Next week, after mutual reflections by both clubs, there will be decisive acceleration to close everything.  Inter technical director Marco Branca and Genoa President Enrico Preziosi have laid the first foundation for negotiations involving Mattia Destro, atypical striker…

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My Vision For The 2012/13 Season Inter Squad

For the past few months there has been a lot of talk about having to rebuild and rejuvenate the Inter squad and as I’ve said in previous articles this will only solve part of issues that are affecting the Nerazzurri so badly this season.  One of the major changes that needs making is that Massimo Moratti needs to look very closely at the people he has running the different aspects of the club and get rid of those that aren’t helping to move the club forward, replacing them with the right team of people who can turn the club into a proper international business and increase revenues in a way that clubs like Manchester United and Barcelona have been doing for years.

One position that desperately needs changing in the opinion of nearly all Interisti is that of technical director Marco Branca, who after years of mediocre or disastrous transfer dealings must be shown the door before the summer so we can move the club forward with someone more suited to Inter’s new project like fan favourite Lele Oriali or even, as rumoured by both French and Italian press, a return for ex coach Leonardo but this time in Branca’s position.

In this article though I’m just going to look at the rebuilding and rejuvenation of the squad and my vision of what Inter should do this summer to not only produce a competitive team again next season but also save the club some money so in the future we are ready for UEFA’s FFP rules, and also help moving towards owning our own stadium and eventually even be in a position to once again purchase the world’s superstar players.

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Internazionale: March/ Marzo Review

Another month of disappointment, out of the Champions League, poor performances and after every game wondering how this is going to get better. In the last few days of the month though Massimo Moratti took action and now seems to have begun the rebuilding process, finally there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The results from March/ Marzo

4th March- Inter 2-2 Catania

We scored, Cambiasso cried and we still didn’t win. Awful defending from Nagatomo leading to Gomez of Catania scoring. How Nagatomo could not see what was going to happen, there was only one way Gomez was going to go and the only person who failed to realise was the guy nearest to him. Catania’s second was offside, and clearly so.

When Poli and Obi came on that really added something to the team. They are two players I would like to see either side of Cambiasso a lot more. Do not forget Obi is a centre midfielder not a left midfielder, though he may not have a lot of flair I do believe he can can add something positive to our play. Our first goal came from Forlan making a run inside the area from the wing and tucking away. The second was a lovely finish from Milito rifled into back of the net from just inside the area.

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