INTER WANT TO WIN

The Inter Milan midfielder Philippe Coutinho has said that the club are not just looking to get back into the Champions League group stages, but are also looking to win the title further first time since 2009. It has been two seasons since Inter Milan lifted the Italian Serie A title.

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NO MOURA BID

The Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti has said that his club will not be able to compete with PSG when it comes to securing the signing of the highly rated Brazilian youngster Lucas Mora. They have also been linked with Gareth Bale but that's looking increasingly unlikely too.

LUCIO HAPPY WITH DECISION

Former Inter Milan defender Lucio has said that his decision to move to Italian champions Juventus was extremely good. The 32-year-old defender decided to bring an end to his short three-year spell with Inter Milan to an end at the start of last season.

Brilliance from Balotelli

Italy called Antonio Di Natale into the starting line up at the expense of Mario Balotelli in one of four changes made by Cesare Prandelli ahead of this crunch Group C game.

The first half was a relatively even affair with Ireland making a positive contribution to the opening exchanges. After three minutes, a Damien Duff free kick was swung in but while the Italians initially failed to clear the first ball, a blue shirt scrambled clear before anyone could find the net.

SNEIJDER WANTS ROBBEN AT INTER

Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has said that he would like to have Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben at the Italian club next season.

Former Chelsea winger Arjen Robben has been linked with a move away from Bayern Munich, but he recently quelled any speculation by signing a new contract with the club until 2015.

INTER STILL FIGHTING

Inter Milan continued to fight for their place in the Champions League next season after securing a vital 3-1 over fellow contenders Udinese during the weekend. The huge early season struggles for Inter Milan is well documented, but they are on course to qualifying for the Champions League next season after losing down the gap to the third position to just three points.

FORLAN STAYING IN EUROPE

Inter Milan striker Diego Forlan has suggested that rumours of him looking for a move back to his home continent South America are extremely untrue.

Diego Forlan arrived at Inter Milan in the summer after spending eight successful years with Spanish club Atletico Madrid where he formed a deadly partnership with current Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.

RANIERI GETS EMOTIONAL

Inter Milan manager Claudio Ranieri has said that he will feel like crying if Inter Milan do not progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after their 1-0 lead over Marseille from the first leg.

Inter Milan managed to win the first leg encounter between the two clubs 1-0 with a last gasp goal, which many regard to be the crucial one in this tie.

Due to the fact that it is an away goal, Inter Milan are the favourites to qualify for the quarter-finals, while Claudio Ranieri is also nervous because if Inter Milan fail to qualify, then he would feel like crying.

RANIERI GETS BOOST

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.

INTER CHASING VILLAS-BOAS

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.

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