INTER NEWS

Inter are reportedly keeping tabs on Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi with a view to a possible transfer.
Santos have ruled out the prospect of bringing Inter forward Gabriel Barbosa back to the club but insist they “don’t understand why he’s not doing well.”
Italy are expected to start Andrea Belotti with Ciro Immobile, while Sweden can rely on Albin Ekdal in the World Cup play-off.
Nikola Kalinic, Ivan Perisic and Ricardo Rodriguez were on target as Croatia and Switzerland won their World Cup play-off first legs.
Simone Zaza, Stephan El Shaarawy, Danilo D’Ambrosio and Leonardo Spinazzola are officially out of Italy’s World Cup play-off in Sweden.
Arrigo Sacchi dislikes the Italy squad set to face Sweden for a place in the World Cup. “Nobody in Serie A uses three at the back.”
Milan are said to be “moderately optimistic” after a three-hour meeting with UEFA to present their Financial Fair Play proposal.
Mauro Icardi will be available to face Atalanta after pulling out of international duty with Argentina due to a knee injury, confirmed Inter medics.
Inter Vice-President Javier Zanetti says “the players are aware of their own strength” now and “it’s thanks to the great work of Luciano Spalletti”.
Reports in Portugal suggest Gabriel Barbosa has rejected a January move to Jiangsu Suning, despite Inter wanting to swap him for Ramires.
Claudio Ranieri believes “the climb has begun” for Italian football, and his Nantes are “a team to be discovered”.
Liam Brady looked back over his time at Sampdoria, a difficult departure from Juventus, Trevor Francis and Roberto Mancini. “Those were good times.”
Mauro Icardi spilled the beans on why he left Barcelona for Sampdoria, his Inter hat-trick in the Milan Derby, favourite victims Juventus and being a ‘chav.’
Andrea Pirlo sent a thank you message to football fans after hanging up his boots. “I would never have imagined” such a response.
Italy tested the 3-5-2 formation again, as Eder and Simone Zaza battle to partner Ciro Immobile against Sweden, dropping Lorenzo Insigne.
Milan Skriniar says Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti is “tough, but very good”, and jokes fans wanted him to change his first name.
Lionel Messi insists he never blocked Inter captain Mauro Icardi from the Argentina squad - “it’s a lie, I don’t run the national team”.
Today is the 75th birthday of Inter legend Sandro Mazzola, a European Championship winner with Italy.
Joao Mario admits “I’d like to play more” and “will see” whether or not he stays at Inter in January.
Roberto Mancini says “I’d be ready” if the Italy job became available and is backing Inter for the Scudetto.