Inter Milan confirm the signing of Nicolo Barella from Cagliari Calcio

Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of midfielder Nicola Barella from Cagliari Calcio. The Italy international has joined the Nerazzurri on an initial year-long loan but the club have agreed on an obligatory buy option at the end of the season. A statement on Inter’s website read: “Nicolò Barella is officially an Inter player. The Italian midfielder has joined the Club from Cagliari Calcio on an initial year-long loan deal, with there being an obligation to buy at the end of that period. Barella has put pen to paper on a five-year contract. He’s determined and ambitious, and now he’s beginning a new adventure with Inter. The whole of the Nerazzurri family wishes him the best of luck.”

Barella was initially touted to part ways with Cagliari during the 2019 winter transfer window whereby he had attracted interest from Premier League duo Chelsea and Arsenal. However, neither of those teams were prepared to meet the midfielder’s £45m valuation and that has eventually paved the way for the Nerazzurri to agree on the package during the current transfer window.
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David Neres unaware of the transfer interest from Inter Milan

Brazilian winger David Neres has said that he has no idea regarding the transfer speculation linking him with a move to Inter Milan. The young attacker had a stunning season with Ajax where he contributed 12 goals and 15 assists, while helping the Amsterdam side celebrate their first domestic double since 2001.

As such, he has been widely touted to pursue a bigger challenge elsewhere with Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter among the high-profile clubs linked. When asked about the potential interest from Nerazzurri, the 22-year-old remained relatively unperturbed and stated that his sole focus remains on the Copa America for the moment, he said: “I do not know anything, really. At the moment I am concentrating only on the Copa America, then I will think about my future.”
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Milan Skriniar compares the forthcoming Juventus game to a derby

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has said that the forthcoming game against Juventus can be considered as a derby as the club seek to maintain their push for the Champions League places. Inter are currently in the third position after 33 games played but they can’t rest on their laurels with just five points separating them from fifth-placed AS Roma.

Speaking to reporters, Skriniar indicated that the upcoming clash against Juventus will have the feeling of a derby, considering the club will be aiming to secure the maximum points, he said: “It is always an important game since we are fighting for the Champions League, and above all this is a game against Juventus. It’s like a derby, a game with a lot of emotions and we have to enter the pitch with the objective to win.”
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Inter Milan chief pleased to end extended rift with Mauro Icardi

Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has expressed his pleasure after the club decided to re-engage Mauro Icardi into first-team action with the club. The Argentine had been out of Nerazzurri duty for nearly two months after being stripped of the captaincy, but he made a much-anticipated comeback against Genoa, where he starred in a 3-0 victory.

Speaking about Icardi, Marotta said that Icardi’s return to the mix was triggered by the professionalism shown by the Argentine in training. He added that the club are prepared to move on from the recent rift with the marksman and concentrate on building a winning run for the rest of the campaign.
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Milan Skriniar: Atalanta defeat a slap in the face for Inter Milan

Slovakian defender Milan Skriniar has said that the 4-1 Serie A defeat to Atalanta was a slap in the face for Inter Milan. The Nerazzurri had recently jumped to the second position after bagging seven victories on the bounce but that streak came to an end over the weekend where they were thoroughly beaten on the road to Atalanta.

Speaking after the game, Skriniar highlighted that the Nerazzurri experienced a ‘dark day’ after they struggled to reap rewards from the recent run of good form. Nevertheless, the versatile defender took the defeat as a positive and believes such a result would keep the players on their toes for the matches ahead.
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Inter Milan secure the signing of Sime Vrsaljko from Atletico Madrid

Spanish giants Atletico Madrid have confirmed that they have agreed to loan out Sime Vrsaljko to Inter Milan during the summer transfer window. The 26-year-old was one among the standout players for Croatia during their run to the World Cup final and he has now decided to pursue a fresh challenge with the Nerazzurri.

In a statement released, Atletico confirmed that the Croatian has joined the Nerazzurri on a season-long loan with the option to buy, the message read: “Sime Vrsaljko has been loaned to Inter Milan. The deal, pending the completion of regulatory processes and medical exam, will include an option to buy for Inter. The Croatian right-back joined our club in the 2016 summer transfer window and made 54 appearances for our club. In those matches, he scored one goal and gave seven assists.”
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