Inter Milan legend Javier Zanetti believes that the club could attract the services of defenderMedhi Benatia should he wish to join the club.
Inter are expected to go on a spending spree in the upcoming transfer window. This is in addition to the signings made by manager Roberto Mancini during January. Most of those signings did not pay off and Inter will need to spend again if they are going to compete with the likes of Fiorentina and Lazio for a top three place. Zanetti has confirmed that Inter have madeBenatia as one of the transfer targets.
Benatia switched clubs only last summer after moving to Bayern Munich from Italian outfit Roma. A swift return to Italy cannot be ruled out since the Moroccan has featured very little for the German club. The 28-year-old featured in only 28 games last season. Since he is fast approaching the 30s, a move to a top club at this stage in his career would be the right decision. Hence, his camp have been frequently looking at alternatives and it could arrive in the form of Inter Milan. Inter will not be able to straightaway provide European football for the Moroccan, as they finished in a disappointing eighth place last season. Continue reading →
Home form is a major reason behind club’s imposing themselves in the league. If a club is to win the league title, then it is of utmost importance that the home form is extremely good in such a way that other teams think it off as a fortress.
This has not been the case with the San Siro, where Inter have struggled immensely this season. The arrival of Roberto Mancini has improved form, but it is not without the arrival of several new players during January. The 2010 Champions League winners are expected to spend more in the upcoming summer, but Mancini has identified the home form as one of the areas to improve.
Since the turn of the year, the club have been able to manage only three wins in the league at the San Siro. It is not surprising that they find themselves just on the verge of going out of the top 10. The 2-1 defeat against champions Juventus confirmed the lack of any form of European football for next season. Mancini says that it will be tough to even think about the Europa League from this position. Once Inter were regularly competing for the title along with Juventus, but they now lie 31 points behind the champions. Continue reading →
Inter Milan appear to be back in the race for signing top players after a number of names like Yaya Touré have been linked with the club in the last few months.
This was after the club sent a statement of intent by signing Lukas Podolski and Xherdan Shaqiri in January. While Podolski is yet to hit the heights,Shaqiri has been a very important player for Inter already. Despite the presence of the star names, the club has won only one match in the last five. This results in Inter Milan struggling in the 10th spot with 10 matches remaining.
Their arch rivals AC Milan recently moved ahead in front with the 3-1 success over Cagliari. As a result, it is understood that Inter manager Roberto Mancini is keen on bringing more quality to the team. This may arrive in the form of Yaya Touré or James Milner. These are two players whom are extremely well-known to Mancini from his time at Manchester City. After all, it was the Italian who brought these players to the Etihad stadium. Mancini has recently been speaking a lot about signing a player like Touré and the club’s sporting director Marco Fassone says that Mancini is a huge draw amongst players. Continue reading →
Inter Milan were involved in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Celtic in the first leg of the Europa League knockout match between the two. This puts the Italian club at an advantage going into the second leg at the San Siro, but this advantage could have been much wider had Inter Milan been more cautious in defending.
As it is, Roberto Mancini’s team will only have the advantage of having scored an away goal. Celtic still have a chance of causing an upset and reaching the next stage of the European competition. Mancini was disappointed with the way his team defended against the Scottish club.
Since the 1-0 defeat against Napoli in the Coppa Italia, Inter Milan have had two victories in the league. This gave them enough confidence going into the match against Celtic, who are once again running away with the league title in Scotland. However, they were expected to struggle against a much stronger team. It turned out to be the case after Celtic were trailing 2-0 after just 13 minutes following goals from Shaqiri and Palacio. However, it took Celtic only two minutes to get back on level terms after goals from Armstrong and an own goal from Campagnaro. Palacio’s injury time goal in the first half was cancelled out by an equally late goal in the second half by Celtic. Continue reading →
Inter Milan is not going through the best of times as the club has experienced a change in the coaching staff after Walter Mazzarri was replaced by Roberto Mancini and the Italian side is located in the 11th spot in Serie A, it’s starting to seem highly unlikely that the club will be able to secure a Champions League or a Europa League position that would allow them to compete in either of the European competition in the upcoming season.
Despite being so far away from the high section of Serie A, Roberto Mancini remains confident that Inter Milan is going to turn things around and get back on track.
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