Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri was handed a major boost ahead of the Champions league encounter with Marseille at the San Siro after his side won 2-0 courtesy of two league goals against Chievo during the weekend.

Inter Milan are coming into the match on the back of a poor run of form, which has seen them score just two goals in their last 10 matches in the league. Despite this poor domestic form, they come into the second leg encounter with Marseille with a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg.


It has been recently revealed by Italian tabloid papers that Italian club Inter Milan will be considering a move for current Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas, who is under intense pressure at Chelsea right now.

Andre Villas-Boas arrived at Chelsea in the summer after the English club activated a release clause and spent around £ 25 million in acquiring him from FC Porto.

However, he has not delivered the goods so far and there has been rumours that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will once again be willing to part ways with his manager in the summer.


Brazilian defender Lucio has said that his club Inter Milan should persuade enough to sign Sao Paulo starlet Lucas either in the January transfer window or in the summer.

Lucas has been rated as one of the hottest young prospects in world football, despite being relatively young. As a result, only the top clubs in Europe are expected to match the transfer fee demanded by Sao Paulo. Inter Milan will be looking to sign the player, who will have no time settling to life in Italy due to the numerous Brazilians plying their trade in the region.


Inter Milan are reportedly ready to sell their star midfielder Wesley Sneijder to a club either in England or in Spain.

It is thought that the midfielder would be more interested to play in England given that he has already experienced the Spanish league.

Wesley Sneijder was signed from Real Madrid for around £14 million and he has to do to be one of the best signings of the decade. It is thought that he would command around £ 25 million in transfer fees, while the wages will be definitely a source of concern for clubs trying to sign the midfielder.



Inter Milan and Tottenham will be fighting each other when it comes to signing the Brazilian sensation Paulo Henrique Ganso. He is one of the greatest players in world football right now.

The 22-year-old currently plays for Brazilian club Santos. He recently was involved with Santos at the Club World Cup in Japan. Even though Santos were defeated by Barcelona in the final, many regard that Paulo Henrique Ganso was undoubtedly the best player alongside Neymar.

Inter defender heads towards exit

Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu could be on the move in January after his agent revealed the player is open to approaches in January.

The 31-year-old’s contract is set to expire in the summer and as yet he has not entered into negotiations about a new one.

Because of this uncertainty over his future speculation has been rife that he could be on the move sooner rather than later, with the Premier League’s Liverpool one of several clubs he has been linked with.


New Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri has said that he has been extremely pleased with the way Inter have progressed under him. Inter Milan struggled a lot during the initial parts of the campaign, which led to the sacking of the manager Gian Piero Gasperini. Claudio Ranieri was appointed in place of Gian Piero Gasperini and he has been excellent so far.


It takes a lot to impress a hardened international, a World Cup winner and six times winner of Serie A, but Marco Materazzi remembers being stunned when Mario Balotelli burst on to the scene at Inter - he was THAT good!

Whilst Mario and Marco have both courted controversy since that first day when Balotelli turned up at training, both have proven themselves to be at the top of their game.

Marco remembers the first time he saw Mario, and believes he is destined for greatness.



Inter Milan have appointed Genoa boss Gian Piero Gasperini as the successor to Leonardo. The 53-year-old Gasperini takes over the Inter hotseat on a two-year contract.

"The official announcement will be made once all the final administrative formalities have been completed," Inter confirmed on their website.

Leonardo's departure paves the way for the Brazilian to take over at PSG, the French side now under the control of Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).

Inter president Massimo Moratti expressed his "complete satisfaction" at Gasperini's arrival and wished the new manager well.


Inter Milan has said that there will be looking to end the season strongly and get over their disappointments thus.

Inter fell 2-1 at Schalke on Wednesday night and lost the quarter-final 7-3 on aggregate, thus dashing the club's hopes of defending its European title.

"I had dreamed about a great comeback," Inter coach Leonardo said. "Of course we could have done better but we failed to do so.


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