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Thursday September 12 2019
Lukaku: Inter the team I need

Romelu Lukaku believes Inter are the team he ‘needs’ after confessing he ‘didn’t want to be’ at Manchester United any longer.

Lukaku has slotted straight into Inter’s attack following his €75m arrival from United, the striker a long-time target for Coach Antonio Conte.

“The first Final of any kind I can remember watching. You never lose that,” he told ESPN, referring to the Nerazzurri’s 3-0 win against Schalke in the 1998 UEFA Cup Final.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Osvaldo to return with Maradona?

Former Roma and Italy striker Dani Osvaldo could be set for a return to football with Diego Maradona’s Gimnasia La Plata.

Osvaldo has been out of football since retiring in 2016, but ANSA claims he is close to a sensational comeback in his native Argentina.

That is because Gimnasia, now under the guidance of Maradona, are on the lookout for a new centre-forward to replace the injured Lautaro Chavez.

The 33-year-old also played for the likes of Fiorentina, Southampton, Juventus and Inter, while scoring four goals in 14 caps for Italy.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Spurs architects favourites for new San Siro

Populous, the firm behind Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, is the favourite to design the proposed new San Siro.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Populous is winning a two-horse race with Italo-American architects Manica-Progetto CMR.

Populous boasts over 35 years of experience and more than 3,000 projects, including Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and Benfica’s Estadio da Luz.

Manica-Progetto CMR, meanwhile, conceived Cagliari’s new stadium – scheduled to open next year.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Agent: Lautaro only wants Inter

Lautaro Martinez’s agent insists he was ‘misinterpreted’ about Barcelona as the striker wants to stay at Inter and ‘win lots of important things’.

Beto Yaque fuelled speculation linking Martinez with Barca only yesterday as he admitted it would be ‘wonderful’ to see the Argentine play alongside Lionel Messi at Camp Nou.

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Thursday September 12 2019
Serie A Week 3 referees

The referees for Serie A Week 3 are announced as Massimiliano Irrati will officiate the clash between Fiorentina and Juventus.

Irrati [pictured, right] is one of Italy’s most experienced referees and was the VAR for the World Cup Final last year.

Elsewhere, Milan’s trip to Verona will be overseen by Gianluca Manganiello, Maurizio Mariani will take charge of Inter-Udinese and Federico La Penna is the man in the middle for Napoli’s visit of Sampdoria. 

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Thursday September 12 2019
'Racism not in Inter's DNA'

Inter President Steven Zhang has insisted that racism is not in his club’s DNA and pledged to talk to Romelu Lukaku.

Lukaku was racially abused by Cagliari fans before the international break, but their behaviour was shockingly justified by Nerazzurri ultras, who claimed monkey chants were merely a form of intimidation.

“In the DNA of our club, there’s the fight against violence, racism and all other forms of discrimination,” Zhang told Associated Press.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Agent: 'Can see Lautaro at Barcelona'

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez can’t stop scoring with Argentina and his agent confessed “it’d be wonderful to see him play with Leo Messi at Barcelona.”

El Toro bagged a hat-trick against Mexico, meaning he now has a remarkable 12 goals in 14 senior caps.

“It’d be wonderful to see him play with Leo Messi at Barcelona,” agent Beto Yaque told TyC Sports.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Conte all-time top Serie A earner

Antonio Conte is reportedly the highest-paid Coach in Serie A history on €11m per year at Inter, double the salary of second-placed Maurizio Sarri of Juventus.

La Gazzetta dello Sport drew up a list of this season’s top-earning tacticians and found that not only was Conte leading the way for the 2019-20 campaign, but also the history of Italian football.

Conte is believed to pick up €11m per year net to sit on the Inter bench, which is double the €5.5m that Sarri earns at Juventus.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
New San Siro details emerge

New details are emerging on the stadium Milan and Inter want to build as a replacement for the Stadio Meazza, with a 60,000 capacity and cost of €605m.

According to the Corriere della Sera newspaper, it would cost €45m just to knock down the iconic structure, let alone create a new one next to it in the San Siro area of the city.

It would cost in the region of €605m to create the new stadium.

The plans are still being worked out, but the idea is to have a capacity of 60,000, which can be reduced to 55,000 for particular events.

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Wednesday September 11 2019
Di Canio: 'PSG natural home for Icardi'

Paolo Di Canio blasts Mauro Icardi for being “incapable of anything a modern striker should do” and calls PSG “the natural home of undisciplined players.”

The former Lazio and West Ham star is no fan of the Inter-owned forward and made that clear in an interview with Il Mattino newspaper.

“Why did Carlo Ancelotti want someone like Icardi at Napoli? Someone unable to apologise to his teammates for the words of his wife-agent?

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