Friday December 24 2010
Leonardo will be Inter boss

Leonardo will soon be confirmed as the new Coach of Italian champions Inter, reports are insisting.

Despite fresh links with Walter Zenga this morning, the Italian media remain convinced that the Brazilian will be Rafael Benitez's successor at San Siro.

Talks are understood to have already taken place with just some minor details to be resolved between both parties.

Although an announcement could be imminent, the general feeling is that the appointment will be made official on December 27 or 28.

Whispers suggest that Leonardo, who bossed city rivals Milan last term, will sign a contract until June 2012.

As part of that agreement, which will see him net around €2.5m a campaign, there will be the option of a one-year extension until 2013.

Leonardo won't be the only fresh face at Appiano Gentile in the New Year, with a number of players expected to be brought in too.

Genoa defender Andrea Ranocchia, who the club already co-own, will be acquired to replace the injured Walter Samuel.

Real Madrid's Kaka, who Leonardo helped Milan to sign in the past, is another possible option for the new world champions.

There are even some suggestions that Inter would like to announce the arrivals of Leonardo and Kaka simultaneously for maximum impact.