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Inter star Skriniar responds to transfer talk after links to Tottenham, Man Utd and Chelsea
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Inter star Skriniar responds to transfer talk after links to Tottenham, Man Utd and Chelsea

The Slovakia international has seen a move away from San Siro mooted, but he claims to be ignoring any rumours Milan Skriniar is aware of the speculation that has linked him with Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea, but the Inter defender claims to be paying no attention to rumours. The commanding centre-half has seen a switch to the Premier League mooted for some time, with his talents said to be registering on recruitment radars heading towards the summer. The 26-year-old is, however, happy at San Siro - with a Serie A title triumph taken in this season - and claims to be in no rush to explore options that are supposedly open to him.
Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’
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Lukaku told he’s unstoppable with ‘American football player’ build as Inter coach hails ‘complete athlete’

Antonio Pintus has been working with the Belgian striker at San Siro and believes he has become almost impossible to contain Romelu Lukaku now boasts the build of "an American football player", says Inter fitness coach Antonio Pintus, with the Belgian striker considered to have become "a complete athlete". A burly 27-year-old has always boasted plenty of power in his game, but new heights are being scaled by a prolific frontman at San Siro. Pintus says the former Everton and Manchester United star has become virtually unstoppable since arriving in Italian football, with obvious physical qualities complementing a skill set that has delivered 61 goals through 92 appearances.
‘Who wouldn’t want to play for Bayern?’ – Hakimi’s agent responds to talk of move from Inter to Munich
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‘Who wouldn’t want to play for Bayern?’ – Hakimi’s agent responds to talk of move from Inter to Munich

  The highly-rated defender has seen a switch away from the Serie A champions mooted heading towards the summer transfer window Achraf Hakimi's agent is ruling nothing out heading towards the summer transfer window, with Alejandro Camano responding to talk of potential interest in the Inter defender from Germany by saying: "Who wouldn't want to play for Bayern Munich?" The highly-rated Morocco international is approaching the end of a productive debut campaign at San Siro, with a Serie A title triumph already safely wrapped up. Financial struggles in Milan are, however, sparking talk of prized assets being offloaded in the next window, with Hakimi among those to have seen their future called into question.  
Ibrahimovic, Lukaku Fines For Spat Go To Charity
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Ibrahimovic, Lukaku Fines For Spat Go To Charity

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku’s fines for squaring off in a row during an Italian Cup match will be donated to charity, their rival Milan clubs said on Thursday. AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic went head-to-head with his Inter Milan counterpart during the Cup quarter-final in the San Siro on January 26. The former Manchester United teammates traded insults and were both charged with unsportsmanlike conduct. In a joint statement, the clubs said the incident was “not in keeping with the shared principles of sporting fair play” and pledged the sum which has yet to be decided in a plea deal with the Italian Football Federation would go to charity. The heated altercation began at the half-time whistle in the San Siro. Ibrahimovic taunted Lukaku and infuriated the Belgian by...
Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition
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Lukaku to Accept Interest From Chelsea, Barcelona, Others on one Condition

  Inter Milan striker, Romelu Lukaku will only accept interest from Chelsea, Barcelona, Manchester City and Real Madrid if the club’s manager, Antonio Conte, departs the Nerazzurri, according to the Daily Mail. Inter Milan have rejected all interest in Lukaku, who is understood to be keen to stay at the San Siro, providing Conte remains in charge of Serie A leaders with the pair sharing a strong relationship. Lukaku has enjoyed the best football of his career under the guidance of Conte and has formed a fine partnership with Lautaro Martinez  for Inter. The former Chelsea and Manchester United star has been impressive since signing for Inter from Manchester United in 2019 in a £73m deal. The Belgium international has become the fastest player in Inter’s history to r...
Why I Subbed off Rashford for Pogba at half-time – Solskjaer
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Why I Subbed off Rashford for Pogba at half-time – Solskjaer

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained why he substituted Marcus Rashford for Paul Pogba during their 1-0 win against AC Milan in San Siro. According to him, Rushford had a “little twinge” during the game on Thursday night, adding that he hopes it’s nothing serious. Rashford was subbed off at half-time, with Paul Pogba taking his place and the Frenchman went ahead to score the decisive goal a few minutes after his introduction off the bench. The goal helped the former Premier League champions advance to the quarter-finals of the Europa League. United will now face a nervous wait on whether Rashford is fit for Sunday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester. “He had a little twinge,” Solskjaer said in his post-match press conference. “W...
Michael Owen predicts Milan vs Man Utd, Arsenal vs Olympiakos, others
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Michael Owen predicts Milan vs Man Utd, Arsenal vs Olympiakos, others

  Michael Owen, a former Real Madrid striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat AC Milan in tonight’s Europa League round of 32 second-leg tie at San Siro. Owen also predicted Arsenal to defeat Olympiakos at the Emirates Stadium. According to him, Tottenham Hotspur will beat Dinamo Zagreb, while Rangers will defeat Slavia Prague. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Arsenal were at their very best in Greece last week, taking a healthy 3-1 win back to the Emirates. For me, there was a clear gulf in class between the two sides, and back on home soil, I’m siding with the Gunners to go safely through. Arsenal 2, Olympiakos 0.” Commenting on the Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Hotspur game, Owen said, “Spurs have saved a lot of their best work for the Europa...
Amad Diallo Makes History in Man United’s 1-1 Draw With AC Milan
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Amad Diallo Makes History in Man United’s 1-1 Draw With AC Milan

  Manchester star, Amad Diallo, on Thursday night, made history following his side’s Europa League last-16 first-leg 1-1 draw with AC Milan. Two second-half goals from Diallo and Simon Kjaer ensured both Man United and AC Milan drew at Old Trafford. According to OptaJose, Diallo’s goal against Milan means the Ivorian youngster is now the youngest non-British player to ever score in a major European competition for Man United at the age of 18 years and 243 days. Man United will travel to Italy next week Thursday for the second-leg tie at San Siro. Diallo will now hope to feature for Man United when they face West Ham United in the Premier League on Sunday. The winger completed his move to Man United last January after the Red Devils agreed a £37 million deal with ...
Tomori praised by AC Milan boss Pioli after baptism of fire against Inter
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Tomori praised by AC Milan boss Pioli after baptism of fire against Inter

The 23-year-old was thrust into the thick of the action just four days after completing his move to San Siro from Chelsea Fikayo Tomori impressed AC Milan manager Stefano Pioli in his debut for the Serie A giants, despite ending up on the losing side of a full-blooded derby clash with Inter. Just four days after completing his move from Chelsea, Tomori was given a baptism of fire as he stepped into a Coppa Italia quarter-final which will live long in the memory at San Siro. After coming off the bench for the injured Simon Kjaer, Tomori saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic open the scoring before clashing with Romelu  
Atalanta Midfielder Marten De Roon Destroys Zlatan Ibrahimovic With Savage Video
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Atalanta Midfielder Marten De Roon Destroys Zlatan Ibrahimovic With Savage Video

  Marten De Roon has mercilessly trolled Zlatan Ibrahimovic after Atalanta beat AC Milan 3-0 at the San Siro. The Bergamo outfit picked up a huge victory over the Serie A league leaders, with Cristian Romero, Josip Ilicic and Duvan Zapata all on the scoresheet. Ibrahimovic hit headlines after he engaged in some beef with Zapata and told him, "I have scored more goals than you have played in your career". That prompted former Middlesbrough midfielder De Roon to go after the 39-year-old Swede with a hilarious video on Twitter. The comedic clip starts with footage of very moment Ibrahimovic insulted Zapata, followed by all three goals set to some hilarious music. The Dutchman posted the video on Monday evening, two days after the huge result in Milan, and it's quickly g...
Milan 0-3 Lille: Ibrahimovic subbed off as Yazici hat-trick halts Rossoneri’s unbeaten start
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Milan 0-3 Lille: Ibrahimovic subbed off as Yazici hat-trick halts Rossoneri’s unbeaten start

  Zlatan Ibrahimoavic was taken off after an hour as Milan slumped to their first defeat of the season, with Yusuf Yazici starring at San Siro. Milan's unbeaten run came to a shuddering halt after 11 games as Yusuf Yazici's hat-trick secured an emphatic 3-0 victory for Lille in the Europa League. Inspired by the form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who already has eight goals to his name – Stefano Pioli's side have made a wonderful start to 2020-21. But Ibrahimovic, who was subbed off in the 62nd minute, failed to lift the Rossoneri in a dismal showing at San Siro, with Yazici running the show.
Even Ibrahimovic will have to catch his breath’ – AC Milan star must rest ‘now and then’ despite surprising ‘physical condition’, says Pioli
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Even Ibrahimovic will have to catch his breath’ – AC Milan star must rest ‘now and then’ despite surprising ‘physical condition’, says Pioli

The Rossoneri manager was full of praise for the Swedish striker after seeing his fine start to the 2020-21 campaign continue against Roma Zlatan Ibrahimovic must rest "every now and then" despite his surprising "physical condition", according to Stefano Pioli, who insists that even AC Milan's star man "will have to catch his breath". Ibrahimovic took his tally to six goals in five Serie A appearances at the start of the new season by netting twice in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma on Monday night. The 39-year-old opened the scoring in the second minute at San Siro, knocking the ball past Antonio Mirante in the Giallorossi net after latching onto a superb Rafael Leao through ball.
‘Covid Had The Courage To Challenge Me’ – Ibrahimovic Says
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‘Covid Had The Courage To Challenge Me’ – Ibrahimovic Says

The enigmatic Swedish striker is the only member of playing and coaching staff at San Siro to have posted a positive test. An enforced break means that Ibrahimovic will play no part in Milan’s upcoming fixtures. A statement from the Serie A club on their official website read: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 following a second round of swab tests ahead of tonight's Europa League qualifying game against Norwegian side Bodø/Glimt. “The club has informed the relevant authorities and the player has been promptly placed in quarantine at home. “All other team members and staff have tested negative.” Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a productive opening to the 2020-21 campaign for Milan. He has made two appearances so far, scoring three goals. He opened his account for the ...
Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine
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Ibrahimovic tests positive for Covid-19 as AC Milan striker heads into quarantine

The enigmatic Swedish frontman is the only member of the playing and coaching staff at San Siro to have posted a positive test AC Milan have confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be taking in a period of quarantine. The 38-year-old must self-isolate after seeing it revealed that he is a carrier of the coronavirus. The enigmatic Swedish striker is the only member of playing and coaching staffs at San Siro to have posted a positive test.
‘Lukaku is a different animal at Inter’ – Belgian striker wasn’t ‘happy’ at Man Utd, says Ince
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‘Lukaku is a different animal at Inter’ – Belgian striker wasn’t ‘happy’ at Man Utd, says Ince

A former Red Devil has been delighted to see the mercurial centre-forward rediscover his best form at San Siro after a testing spell at Old Trafford Romelu Lukaku is a "different animal" at Inter, according to Paul Ince, who says the Belgian striker wasn't "happy" at Manchester United. Lukaku's two-year stint at Old Trafford came to an end when he completed a £74 million ($97m) move to Inter in August 2019. Despite the fact that the 27-year-old scored a respectable 42 goals in 96 appearances for the Red Devils, he was subjected to fierce criticism throughout his time in Manchester.
‘I’m not political!’ – Conte admits to lacking diplomacy as he aims to draw a line under Inter criticism
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‘I’m not political!’ – Conte admits to lacking diplomacy as he aims to draw a line under Inter criticism

The Italian boss was keen to stress he sticks to "facts and action" when discussing his controversial end-of-season comments Antonio Conte insisted he is "not a political person" and admitted that he is not "particularly diplomatic" as the Inter manager tried to draw a line under his criticism of the Nerazzurri board. Doubts circulated over the future of Conte at San Siro after he delivered a withering assessment of the "little protection" he felt his Inter side received amid question marks over performances of the Serie A team. That led to speculation Conte's tenure could come to end after just a solitary season, with Massimiliano Allegri and Mauricio Pochettino emerging as reported targets to take over.
Eriksen can and will be decisive for Inter – De Vrij
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Eriksen can and will be decisive for Inter – De Vrij

The Nerazurri defender is confident that a January arrival will become a crucial member of Antonio Conte's squad once he settles in Italy Christian Eriksen "will become decisive" for Inter after an underwhelming start to his career at San Siro, according to Stefan de Vrij. Eriksen completed a €20 million (£18m/$22m) move to Inter from Tottenham in January, bringing to an end his seven-year stay in the Premier League. The Denmark international established himself as one of Europe's top midfielders at Spurs, but struggled to adjust to the demands of Serie A football during his first couple of months in the Italian capital.
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‘How could Lautaro not gel with Messi?!’ – Milito aware of Barcelona appeal to Inter forward

The former Nerazzurri and Racing frontman says a fellow Argentine is happy in Milan, but concedes he may still be tempted to try his luck in Catalunya Diego Milito can appreciate why reported interest from Barcelona will be turning the head of Lautaro Martinez, with it easy to see the Inter forward slotting in seamlessly alongside fellow Argentine Lionel Messi at Camp Nou. A big-money move to Catalunya continues to be mooted for the highly-rated forward. Barca are said to have a lucrative contract drawn up for the 22-year-old, with efforts set to be stepped up when it comes to agreeing terms with those at San Siro.
Ibrahimovic makes everyone around him better’ – Begovic salutes Swede & Milan keeper Donnarumma
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Ibrahimovic makes everyone around him better’ – Begovic salutes Swede & Milan keeper Donnarumma

The Bosnian, who linked up with the Rossoneri in January, is enjoying working with two stars at opposing ends of their respective careers Zlatan Ibrahimovic remains as competitive as ever at 38 years of age and continues to make “everyone else better”, says AC Milan team-mate Asmir Begovic. Two experienced performers made their way to San Siro during the winter transfer window, with the Rossoneri eager to bolster their ranks. Bosnian goalkeeper Begovic was taken on loan from Bournemouth, while the familiar face of Ibrahimovic was returned to Italy after bringing a spell in MLS with the LA Galaxy to a close.
PSG complete €50m signing of Icardi from Inter
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PSG complete €50m signing of Icardi from Inter

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the permanent signing of Mauro Icardi, with Inter receiving €50 million (£45m/$56m) plus an additional €8m (£7m/$9m) in bonuses for the Argentine striker. Icardi, who had been on loan at Parc des Princes since the start of the 2019-20 season, has put pen to paper on a four-year deal, tying him to the French capital club until 2024. The finer details of the contract were finalised on Sunday, with Mycelebrityandi having previously revealed the Nerazzurri insisted on including an 'anti-Juventus' clause that would see the San Siro outfit bag an additional €15m if their former captain is sold on to a Serie A side.
Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach
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Ex-RB Leipzig boss Rangnick confirms Milan approach

The German tactician has refused to rule out inheriting the managerial reins at San Siro in the near future Former RB Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Milan have been in contact to discuss his availability, amid reports he is in line to become the club's new head coach. The 2019-20 season has been another turbulent one for the Rossoneri, who slipped to 13th in Serie A under Marco Giampaolo after a poor start to the campaign. The 52-year-old was drafted in to succeed Genarro Gattuso in the hot seat last June, but only lasted four months in the role before being replaced by Stefano Pioli. Results and performances have improved since Pioli's appointment, but Milan remain a long way behind their rivals at the top end of the Serie A table.
I Tried to Bring Ronaldo to Inter Milan – Mazzola
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I Tried to Bring Ronaldo to Inter Milan – Mazzola

Former Inter Milan Director, Sandro Mazzola, has disclosed he wanted to sign Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo, during the Portuguese’s time at Manchester United but his counsel was overlooked. According to Mazzola, Inter Milan would have landed Ronaldo to San Siro for an affordable amount, but one of the club’s chiefs said the forward isn’t worth all the money. “I wanted to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Milan when he was with Manchester United and long before his move to Real Madrid. “At the time it was an affordable amount, I proposed his name to the Nerazzurri management, but I was not listened to, and one of them, in particular, said he was not worth all that money,” Mazzola told Italian news outlet, Twikie. Ronaldo, 35, is widely considered one of the greatest player...
Victor Moses Explains Why Napoli Defeated Inter Milan
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Victor Moses Explains Why Napoli Defeated Inter Milan

Inter Milan winger ,Victor Moses, has revealed why his side was beaten 1-0 by Napoli in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg encounter on Wednesday night at the San Siro. Napoli defeated Inter Milan, thanks to Fabian Ruiz Pena’s second-half strike. But Moses believes Antonio Conte’s men were tired during the match following their 3-2 victory over AC Milan in Serie A on Sunday. “We were kind of tired after the match against AC Milan on Sunday,” Moses told Inter TV after the match. “We are upset at the outcome, but Inter needs to start winning again in our next match and look forward. “We will try to improve against Lazio in our next fixture and do our best, but we are disappointed with today’s result. “Football in Italy is so tactical, we have a fantastic manager [Con...
‘You Don’t Get That Atmosphere In The Premier League’ – Ex Spurs Star Eriksen
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‘You Don’t Get That Atmosphere In The Premier League’ – Ex Spurs Star Eriksen

The Denmark playmaker has described being involved in Inter's latest meeting with AC Milan at San Siro as a "great experience" Christian Eriksen says he was overwhelmed by the passion of the supporters inside San Siro during Sunday's Milan derby, and insists he never experienced such an atmosphere while playing in the Premier League. Inter came back from two goals down to secure a 4-2 victory over their arch-rivals, thanks to second-half goals from Marcelo Brozovic, Matias Vecino, Stefan de Vrij and Romelu Lukaku. Eriksen came on as a substitute to make his second Serie A appearance since joining the Nerazzurri from Tottenham in a €20 million (£17m/$22m) deal during the January transfer window. The 27-year-old regularly featured in the north London derby during his time a...
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Inter Milan confirm Victor Moses shirt number

Chelsea loanee follows the likes of Lukas Podolski, Sulley Muntari and Nwankwo Kanu in wearing the No.11 for the Italian outfit New Inter Milan signing Victor Moses will wear the No.11 shirt for his new club, I Nerazzurri have revealed. The wing-back, who joined the Italians on loan from Chelsea, is expected to play a major role in their Serie A and Europa League efforts in 2019-20. It was soon announced that Moses would take up the notable shirt number at San Siro, following in the footsteps of compatriot Nwankwo Kanu, Lukas Podolski, Sulley Muntari and Andrea Pirlo.
Romelu Lukaku Shares Photos Of His New Apartment, Fans Reacts
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Romelu Lukaku Shares Photos Of His New Apartment, Fans Reacts

Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has moved to a new house and took time to show off his new bed. The former Manchester United player, last week bought two luxury apartments in City Life, a new district near the San Siro, Milan, according to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad and didn't waste time showing off his new massive bed. The 26-year-old shared two photos on Instagram of him lying under the huge covers with the caption: 'New apartment, new bed.' Lukaku's followers didn't waste time to seemingly poke fun at him with some saying the bed is big enough for over 10 people while defender Andrea Ranocchia commented: 'Is it for 15 people?' Former Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles, who played with Lukaku during the striker's four years at Everton also joked: 'Bed for seven?' ...
Chelsea striker set to leave for Inter Milan by weekend
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Chelsea striker set to leave for Inter Milan by weekend

Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud is set to join Inter Milan in the coming days, according to RMC Sport. Giroud will sign a two-year contract at San Siro, with the Blues set to receive €6.5million. The France striker has been restricted to just five Premier League appearances under Frank Lampard. Giroud, 33, finds himself behind Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in the pecking order. Speaking on Giroud’s future last week, Lampard said: “With Oli, the situation is if it’s right for everybody, first and foremost for us as a club because he’s under contract, then we’ll look at whether he can leave the club. “He’s been a great professional here, trained brilliantly, so I hold him in a lot of high regard for that. ‘But nothing is done yet.” ...
Lukaku Beats Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Goal Record
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Lukaku Beats Cristiano Ronaldo’s Serie A Goal Record

Inter Milan player, Romelu Lukaku has outshined Christiano Ronaldo’s Serie record of 12 goals in first 18 matches. Lukaku has scored 14 goals in his first 18 league matches. C. Ronaldo earlier warned Lukaku that Serie A is the hardest league to score. The 26-year-old (Lukaku) who joined Milan from Manchester United last summer in a deal worth £73million has proved Ronaldo wrong. The pressure on Lukaku was immense as he arrived to replace Paris Saint-Germain-bound Mauro Icardi, who scored 124 goals in just 219 games for the Nerazzurri. But despite suffering racial abuse since moving to the San Siro, as well as negative comments from naysayers, Lukaku has taken Inter – and his own goal record – to a whole new level. The Belgian’s brace in Sunday’s 3-1 win at Napoli me...
I Want 70 Thousand Fans At San Siro, Otherwise I Won’t Play! – Ibrahimovic
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I Want 70 Thousand Fans At San Siro, Otherwise I Won’t Play! – Ibrahimovic

AC Milan vs Sampdoria could be the challenge of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede will most likely play from the start, despite only joining the club several days ago and undergoing a few training session. It is expected that 60 thousand fans will arrive at the San Siro to see the return of the attacker but apparently, Ibrahimovic himself has a slightly different ambition in this sense. "How many spectators are expected at the San Siro tomorrow? 60 thousand? I want at least 70 thousand!" "Otherwise, I won't play," the striker said in a joking manner to Corriere della Sera. The San Siro Stadium is the home of AC Milan and Inter. It has a seating capacity of 75,923, making it one of the largest stadiums in Europe, and the largest in Italy. But for security reasons, usually, it wo...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Signs  Milan
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Signs Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has officially signed a six - month contract with Milan, including an option to extend for another season , and will wear Number 21 . The 38 - year- old was greeted at Linate Airport this morning by director Zvonimir Boban and spent all afternoon undergoing various medical tests. He passed them all with flying colours and has put pen to paper on his contract with Milan. It runs to June 2020, with an option to extend for the 2020- 21 season , which can be automatically activated if certain terms are met. As it has already been registered with the Lega Serie A , he could , in theory , make his debut on Monday against Sampdoria . This represents a return to San Siro for Ibra, who left nine years ago to join Paris Saint - Germain. In this second Rossoneri era , Ibrahim...
Inter sign Biraghi for third spell as Sanchez deal edges closer
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Inter sign Biraghi for third spell as Sanchez deal edges closer

The Manchester United man is set to complete his transfer to San Siro, while the left-back has returned for a third spell at the club Cristiano Biraghi has re-signed for Inter from Fiorentina, the Serie A giants have confirmed. A product of Inter's youth system, the left-back has joined on an initial loan deal with an option to buy at the end of this season. Brazilian defender Dalbert has moved in the opposite direction, also on loan.
Ronaldo was open to AC Milan move – former CEO Fassone
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Ronaldo was open to AC Milan move – former CEO Fassone

The Rossoneri were in hot pursuit of the Portuguese star before he ended up moving to Juventus last summer Former AC Milan chief executive Marco Fassone claimed Cristiano Ronaldo was open to moving to San Siro before eventually joining Serie A champions Juventuslast season. Ronaldo swapped Real Madrid for Juve in a blockbuster €112 million (£102m/$124m) deal ahead of the 2018-19 season, however, there was apparent interest from Milan prior to the transfer. Ex-sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli claimed Ronaldo was on the brink of signing for Milan before the former ownership – led by Li Yonghong – blocked the deal prior to hedge fund Elliott Management assuming control of the Italian team.
Flamengo boss confirms Milan deal for Duarte
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Flamengo boss confirms Milan deal for Duarte

The defender is likely to have played his last game for the Brazilian club with a move to San Siro reportedly imminent Leo Duarte is set to join Serie A side AC Milan after Flamengo head coach Jorge Jesus confirmed "it's all done". Flamengo defender Duarte has been linked to Milan and Italian rivals Roma in recent weeks after impressing for the Brazilian club. AC Milan looked to have won the race with reports they are poised to complete a €11 million (£9.9m/$12.2m) deal for Duarte on a five-year contract.
Maldini: Modric would be ‘perfect’ but Milan have not bid for Madrid star
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Maldini: Modric would be ‘perfect’ but Milan have not bid for Madrid star

The club's technical director claims that their interest has never gone any further than admiration. Paolo Maldini insists AC Milan did not make an offer for Luka Modric this close season, although he admits the Real Madrid man would be "perfect" at San Siro. Modric is expected to stay at Madrid, where he has been since 2012, but the 33-year-old was linked with moves to Inter last year and rivals Milan in recent months. Maldini, acknowledging the midfielder's blend of experience and talent, says there was never any negotiation for the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner.
Inter sign Italy international midfielder Barella from Cagliari in €50m deal
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Inter sign Italy international midfielder Barella from Cagliari in €50m deal

Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella will spend the 2019-20 season on loan at Inter before completing a permanent move to San Siro. Inter have announced the signing of Nicolo Barella from Cagliari on an initial one-year loan, with an obligation to buy at the end of that period. Barella will spend the 2019-20 season at San Siro before joining the Nerazzurri permanently on a five-year contract. Inter have beat a host of clubs to Barella's signature, with Chelsea and Liverpool among the many teams linked with the midfielder.
Inter want Icardi gone as they hope for Dybala swap deal with Juventus
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Inter want Icardi gone as they hope for Dybala swap deal with Juventus

New Nerazzurri boss Antonio Conte does not want the Argentine to remain at San Siro and Serie A champions Juve are the most likely destination Inter are hoping to offload Mauro Icardi in the summer and are exploring the possibility of a swap deal with Juventus involving forward Paulo Dybala. According to sources close to the talks, new Inter manager Antonio Conte wants the 26-year-old out, while the board are also keen to sell the Argentina international. The Nerazzurri are pushing Serie A champions Juve to consider a deal that would include Dybala, who saw his role reduced at the club following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.
‘It would be strange’ – Nainggolan dismisses Inter exit rumours
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‘It would be strange’ – Nainggolan dismisses Inter exit rumours

Reports that the Belgian could be used as a makeweight to fund transfer activity this summer have been rejected by the man himself, who wants to stay Inter star Radja Nainggolan has dismissed reports he could be ready to leave San Siro after just a single season, while speaking of his excitement to work under new coach Antonio Conte. The Belgium international was one of a number of eye-catching signings made by the Nerazzurri ahead of the 2018-19 season, joining from Serie A rivals Roma. Inter had hoped to challenge on domestic and international levels after that heavy recruitment but ultimately fell short, suffering early elimination from the Champions League while only securing fourth place in the league on the final day of the season ahead of rivals AC Milan.
Inter Milan face FFP dilemma to close Lukaku deal
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Inter Milan face FFP dilemma to close Lukaku deal

Financial Fair Play rules may thwart hopes of Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku's move to Inter Milan. The Sun says the Italian club need to raise £40m before June 30 in order to keep their hopes of bringing the Belgian forward to the San Siro alive. That is the date the Serie A side have to file their accounts in order to comply with Financial Fair Play, and it is claimed that the club are currently short of doing that. Inter will look to offload one or two players in the coming weeks as they look to add Lukaku's transfer fee and £130,000-a-week wages to their books. Lukaku is believed to be among the list of players manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is willing to offload during the transfer window, with Inter believed to be his most likely destination.  
Gattuso thanks penalty hero Donnarumma for bailing AC Milan ‘out of trouble’
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Gattuso thanks penalty hero Donnarumma for bailing AC Milan ‘out of trouble’

The 20-year-old goalkeeper came to the Serie A side's rescue against Frosinone and the head coach was eager to express his gratitude Gennaro Gattuso was thankful for Gianluigi Donnarumma's spot-kick heroics after AC Milan secured a crucial 2-0 win over Frosinone on Sunday. Donnarumma saved a 50th-minute penalty from Camillo Ciano as part of an electric start to the second half at San Siro. Krzysztof Piatek and Suso went on to score to wrap up the points for the Rossoneri, whose battle for fourth place in Serie A will go down to the final round of games.
Mourinho Reveals how He Put Messi in ‘jail’
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Mourinho Reveals how He Put Messi in ‘jail’

Jose Mourinho has explained how his tactics kept Lionel Messi in “jail”, during Inter’s win over Barcelona in the 2009/2010 Champions League semi-final. Inter won the first leg 3-1 at San Siro, before holding on for a 1-0 defeat at Camp Nou in the second leg, to advance via a 3-2 aggregate scoreline. Mourinho’s side would go on to win the Champions League, by defeating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the final in Madrid. But Inter’s bigger feat was advancing past Barcelona and Lionel Messi, who had scored four goals in Barcelona’s quarter-final second leg win over Arsenal that season. Mourinho explained that stopping Messi, who was playing on the right wing, had to be a group effort involving defensive midfielders Thiago Motta and Esteban Cambiasso, as well as left-back Javier Zanetti...
Gonzalo Higuain told not to “Show His Face in Milan again” by Italy’s Deputy PM
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Gonzalo Higuain told not to “Show His Face in Milan again” by Italy’s Deputy PM

Italy’s deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has labelled Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain a “mercenary” and says the Argentine won’t be welcome back in Milan. The outspoken right-wing politician made his comments in the wake of the 31-year-old’s move to Stamford Bridge, which came just half a season after his arrival at San Siro on loan from Juventus. Salvini had already spoken of his happiness at seeing the back of the Argentina international, who scored six Serie A goals in 15 games for the Rossoneri this season, and hit out again on Monday. “I hope Higuain doesn’t show his face in Milan again,” Salvini said to Corriere della Sera. “He behaved disgracefully and I don’t like mercenaries, but we’ve become very competitive without him.” Higuain made his Ch...
Portugal Hold Italy, Qualify for Nations League Semis
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Portugal Hold Italy, Qualify for Nations League Semis

Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semifinals when they held Italy 0-0 yesterday, the second time in a year that the hosts have been knocked out of a competition following a goalless draw at the San Siro. Italy, with defender Giorgio Chiellini making his 100th appearance, suffocated Portugal in the first hour with their pressing and created numerous openings with their intricate passing moves. ut they ran out of steam in the last half hour and the European champions held out fairly comfortably. Portugal have seven points from three games in the three-team group, two ahead of Italy who have finished their campaign. Poland, who visit Portugal for the group’s final game on Tuesday, have one point and have already been relegated. They are also in lin...
Messi Could Play, But Barca Coach Taking ‘No Risks’ at Inter
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Messi Could Play, But Barca Coach Taking ‘No Risks’ at Inter

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said Monday that Lionel Messi could play in Tuesday’s Champions League clash at Inter Milan, but he would take “no risks” with the superstar attacker as he recovers from a broken arm. “He could play, but we have to wait until after training and see how he feels. He’s showing positive things in training, but we need a certain security threshold for him to be able to play,” Valverde said. “He could play at the start, come off the bench, not play at all … everything is possible. What is sure is that we won’t take any risks.” Messi broke his arm during Barca’s win over Sevilla on October 20, with the club estimating at the time he would be out for three weeks. However the 31-year-old Argentine has travelled with the squad to the San Siro, and could yet be d...
On This Day In 1997, Ronaldo Scored His First Serie A Hat-Trick At Inter
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On This Day In 1997, Ronaldo Scored His First Serie A Hat-Trick At Inter

In the summer of 1997, Italy was in the midst of ‘Ronaldomania’. The 20-year-old force of nature had just signed for Inter for a world record fee from Barcelona. Inter had exploited the breakdown in communication between Ronaldo’s agents and Barcelona to swoop in and pay his release fee of £19.5 million. The Catalans were helpless as Ronaldo swapped Camp Nou for Guiseppe Meazza. Inter and Ronaldo had flirted several years before, with President Massimo Moratti inviting Ronaldo over for a long weekend in Milan as his guest when he was playing for PSV Eindhoven. “How many times I have rued the day I never put in a bid…what a folly on my part.” Moratti said. Ronaldo scored his first goal in his second game, against Roby Baggio’s Bologna in a classic encounter. By the time Leece arrived ...
Inter Milan’s Luciano Spalletti Convinced Me To Reject Manchester United – Ivan Perisic
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Inter Milan’s Luciano Spalletti Convinced Me To Reject Manchester United – Ivan Perisic

Ivan Perisic says Inter coach Luciano Spalletti was crucial in persuading him to reject an offer from Manchester United and remain in Italy. The winger was courted heavily by Jose Mourinho’s side throughout the last transfer window and had expressed a desire to leave San Siro. Inter held on to the Croatia international, however, and he signed a new contract in September which ties him to the club until 2022. Perisic has no reason to regret his decision, as he helped Inter climb to the top of Serie A with a hat-trick in Sunday’s 5-0 win over Chievo. The 28-year-old is now on seven goals and six assists in the league and says much of his and the Nerazzuri’s good form is down to the coach. “Spalletti told us that every player is important and we got proof of that in the win, as...
Kaka: ‘I Cannot Explain The Rapport I Have With This Jersey And This Club’
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Kaka: ‘I Cannot Explain The Rapport I Have With This Jersey And This Club’

The Brazilian left Orlando City at the end of the MLS season and hasn’t hung up his boots quite yet. Meanwhile, he was invited to attend tonight’s 5-1 Europa League victory over Austria Vienna and presented with a special jersey at San Siro. “It’s a pleasure to be at San Siro on a night like this, as Milan played really well and managed to win despite conceding the early goal,” Kaka told Sky Sport Italia. “It is an indescribable feeling to be here in Milan, walking in the city where I experienced so many memories in my life. It’s wonderful. I cannot explain the rapport I have with this jersey and this club. “I have to sort out my professional situation and decide whether to play for another year or not. I didn’t want to make my decision during the season, as I’d like to tune out for a ...
I Am Not Interested In Barcelona – Milan Skriniar
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I Am Not Interested In Barcelona – Milan Skriniar

Milan Skriniar has pledged his future to Inter despite being linked with a move to La Liga giants Barcelona. Skriniar only made the switch to San Siro in July but he has already proved a big success as Luciano Spalletti’s side have kept pace with Napoli and Juventus in the title race in Serie A. Inter are only two points behind leaders Napoli after 12 unbeaten games, winning nine and drawing three, with Skriniar forming an impressive central defensive partnership with Miranda. The 22-year-old’s form has already seem him touted as a future star at Camp Nou, but the Slovakia international has no intention of swapping Italy for Spain. “I am not interested in Barcelona,” he told Mediaset Premium. “I play for Inter and my objective is to play for Inter. I want to get them to win. ...
It’s Reported Milan Have Agreed A Deal To Refinance Their Loan From Elliott Management
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It’s Reported Milan Have Agreed A Deal To Refinance Their Loan From Elliott Management

The Rossoneri were taken over by a Chinese consortium in April, financed by a loan from the U.S hedge fund. Under the terms of the deal, if the €303m - circa €350m with interest - isn’t repaid within a year Elliott can take over the running of the club and sell their assets to get their money back. As a result, owner Yonghong Li and his Rossoneri Sport Investment group have been looking to refinance the deal, and Corriere della Sera reports a deal is close with Highbridge, owned by JPMorgan Chase. An eight week exclusivity deal has been agreed for due diligence, on a plan which would see the debt refinanced and paid over five years. The new financing deal would be worth around €400m, with €250m falling on Rossoneri Sport Investment and €150m on the club. In addition, there is the poss...
Barzagli Feels Italy ‘Tension, As There Is So Much At Stake’
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Barzagli Feels Italy ‘Tension, As There Is So Much At Stake’

The first leg ended 1-0 in Solna with a Jakob Johansson shot deflected off Daniele De Rossi. This means the Azzurri must win 2-0 at San Siro to avoid missing their first World Cup since 1958. “These will be days of tension, as there is so much at stake,” Barzagli told Sky Sport Italia. “We are trailing and consequently it all depends on us. The game can be overturned with determination and a packed San Siro pushing us on.” The Juventus defender did not deny the defeat in Sweden was desperately disappointing. “We are struggling right now. It was an ugly game, there were a lot of fouls and we were a bit unlucky too. But we are Italy and we must get back on our feet.”
Montella’s Future As Milan Boss Will Reportedly Be At Stake
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Montella’s Future As Milan Boss Will Reportedly Be At Stake

The San Siro side visit the Neroverdi on the back of a run of just two wins in nine matches in all competitions. They sit in eighth place in the Serie A table and are in danger, even at this early stage of the season, of falling out of contention for European qualification for the next campaign. The pressure has been growing on Montella in recent weeks and, according to Corriere dello Sport, he will be sacked if Milan fail to win tonight’s match. The former Fiorentina boss insisted in his pre-match Press conference that he ‘feels the full trust of the club.’ However, the Italian daily claims that the ‘truth’ is that Montella will be fighting to save his job tonight. Should the Rossoneri fail to deliver the required result, the Rossoneri hierarchy will use the international break to rem...

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