Walter Sabatini dismisses Joao Mario exit talk

Inter Milan sporting director Walter Sabatini has denied suggestions that the club could offload the services of Joao Mario during the winter transfer window. The Portugal international is of interest to both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain with the former looking to sign in a potential swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Speaking on Sky Sport Italia, Sabatini talked about the importance of Mario in the Nerazzurri setup, and he is confident that manager Luciano Spalletti will resolve the player's situation at San Siro, he said: "As with all those who have to earn their place at the World Cup, Joao has some issues with the lack of playing time. We don’t want to lose him, so he and Luciano Spalletti will find common ground and they’ll work out what to do. He is our player and we want to keep him."

Luciano Spalletti backs Carlo Ancelotti to Italy job

Inter Milan head coach Luciano Spalletti has reportedly ruled himself out of the reckoning for the Italian national team job. However, the former Roma manager feels Carlo Ancelotti could the ideal choice for the position following his recent dismissal at Bayern Munich. Speaking on the club's official website, the 58-year-old said: "I want and have to work well for Inter. For the future, I could see Ancelotti doing well, he has the charisma and experience, while everyone is aware of his work. You need to aim for the best and he is the best."

Italy parted ways with Gian Piero Ventura earlier this month after they were surprisingly ousted by Sweden in a two-legged World Cup playoff. The East European nation took a handy 1-0 lead in their home leg and they managed to hold on in the reverse fixture to progress to the World Cup finals. As a result, the Azzurri will not be participating in the World Cup for the first time since 1958, and it brought an end to a generation of superstars including Gianluigi Buffon, and Daniele de Rossi who called time on their international careers.

Inter Milan defender rules out move to Barcelona

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has dismissed the ongoing speculation linking him with a switch to Barcelona. The Slovakia international joined the San Siro outfit from Sampdoria in the summer for €23million, and he has since cemented a regular spot alongside Miranda at the heart of the backline.

The 22-year-old has played every minute of Serie A action for the Nerazzurri, who are currently lying third in the league standings, just two points adrift of table-toppers Napoli. His form has captured the attention of a whole host of clubs including Barcelona, whose sporting director Robert Fernandez has been keeping a close watch on the Slovakian's progress in the Italian top-flight, Mundo Deportivo claims.

Inter Milan coy over Mesut Ozil interest

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has refused to rule out a move for Arsenal midfielder, although he is pessimistic a deal could be finalised in the January transfer window.

The German international has been reluctant to extend his contractual terms at the Emirates despite entering the final year of his Gunners deal.

Nerazzurri president Erick Thohir recently admitted that Ozil is one of the prime targets for the club for the New Year, but Ausilio appears doubtful whether a deal could be agreed midway through the season, he told Premium Sport: "We are studying our squad, we have scouts everywhere and they look at every kind of player. I don't think players like him [Ozil] will be leaving in January. Luciano Spalletti knows this team has room for improvement, which is what we are working on."

Inter Milan boss praises leader Ivan Perisic

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has heaped praise on Ivan Perisic following his performance in the 2-0 victory over Crotone.

The Nerazzurri preserved their 100 percent start to the Serie A season after goals from Milan Skriniar and Perisic sealed the points.

Speaking after the game, Spalletti insisted that Perisic's influence is beyond the playing field as he has sacrificed himself a lot, he said: "Perisic sacrificed himself a lot. Leaders show themselves when the team needs them and Ivan has shown that he is important in these opening matches. Teams that want to get results think this way, by dividing up strengths and weaknesses and by taking on responsibility when their teammates are in difficulty."


Mourinho losing hope of signing Ivan Perisic

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has admitted that Inter Milan put up a good defence in their decision to keep hold of Ivan Perisic for the summer. The Croatia international has been on United's radar since the start of last season, but unfortunately, the club have failed to strike a deal with their Serie A counterparts.

Mourinho's side have failed with two bids for the 28-year-old attacker, but neither come close to the Nerazzurri's valuation which currently stands at around £48.5m. The Red Devils have already pursued three signings in the form of Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, and Mourinho would like at least one more addition to his squad before the transfer window closes this month.


Chelsea lost their last pre-season game against Inter Milan when both sides clashed in Singapore on Saturday.

The Blues lost 2-1 to the Italian side. StevanJovetic was fouled by Cesar Azpilicueta so the ref pointed to the spot. Jovetic penalty kick was saved by Chelsea first choice stopper Thibaut Courtois but the forward netted the rebound.

Spalletti wants to push Inter Milan to the Champions League

Inter Milan along with a few other top Italian clubs have been experiencing a downfall as they have had to fall behind the likes of Juventus which has dominated Italy for the past decade.

The dominance that Juventus has implanted in recent times is so significant that they have won the Serie A title for the past 6 seasons in successive form.

The last time that Inter Milan won the Serie A title was back during the season of 2009-10 and this season was also their last time that they lifted the UEFA Champions League silverware.
For the past few years, Inter Milan has suffered from changes in various aspects. In 2016, the Chinese holding company Suning Holdings acquired the majority stake of the Italian club for around €270 million.


Gabriel Barbosa to be loaned out from Inter Milan next season

The agent of Gabriel Barbosa has revealed that his client could pursue a temporary move to one of England or Spain during this summer’s transfer window.

The 20-year-old impressed alongside the likes of Gabriel Jesus at the summer Olympics last year, and this pushed him to accept a move to San Siro ahead of potential suitors in the Premier League.


Inter Milan have announced a new coach early this year so plans can begin in earnest ahead of the new season.

The club hired Luciano Spalletti on a two year deal finally. They were linked with Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and Chelsea’s Antonio Conte but as both plans failed, they looked at Spalletti.


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