NEWS
Wednesday July 17 2019
United drop Lukaku again

Manchester United have left Romelu Lukaku out of another preseason friendly, leaving the ball in Inter’s court.

Lukaku was already overlooked for United’s 2-0 victory over Perth Glory last week, and he is again not even a substitute against Leeds United.

The official word is that the striker picked up a knock in training.

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Wednesday July 17 2019
Fede, don't be hasty

Federico Chiesa has every top club interested, but Giancarlo Rinaldi assures there are plenty of reasons to stay at Fiorentina for one more season.

In church congregations across Florence, they have been saying the same prayer every Sunday for months. Others have been rubbing the nose of the famous wild boar bronze Il Porcellino in the heart of the city in the hope of good fortune. The more practical have beseeched new owner Rocco Commisso to break the bank in order to fulfil their wish. But the end goal of all this supplication has been the same - to keep Federico Chiesa at Fiorentina for at least another season.

But why should the player commit to the cause?

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Inter no closer to Lukaku

Despite Spanish reports Inter had agreed to meet Manchester United’s €80m valuation for Romelu Lukaku, Italian media insist there has been no new offer.

Spanish paper AS had claimed the two clubs were days away from securing an agreement, which between fixed transfer fee and bonuses would reach the €80m asking price.

However, Sky Sport Italia transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio warns Inter are nowhere near a deal.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Inter loan Brazao to Albacete

Inter should loan Brazilian goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao to Albacete in order to play regularly this season.

The 18-year-old was signed via Parma in January for €2.4m and then purchased by Inter for €6.5m, even though he never played for the Ducali.

This is a tactic often used to by-pass the limits on non-EU players in Italy, as if they go via another Serie A club first, they no longer take up that spot.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
ADL: 'Elmas arriving, incandescent August'

Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed Eljif Elmas will join Napoli this week, he wants a striker and warned fans to “prepare for an incandescent August.”

The President already spoke to TV Luna this evening about James Rodriguez and stopped off at Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli too.

He was asked if this could be the week Marko Rog leaves Napoli and Elmas arrives from Fenerbahce?

“That is true!” was his response.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Another Pinamonti hat-trick for Genoa

Andrea Pinamonti scored his second hat-trick in as many friendly outings for Genoa, as they crushed Wacker Innsbruck 7-0.

The 20-year-old former Inter striker was again on song with three goals, while Goran Pandev suggests he is really growing into the new deeper midfield role.

Andrea Favilli found the net, then went off with a muscular injury, while Antonio Sanabria was also on target.

Oscar Hiljemark made his debut in the Genoa jersey under the orders of new Coach Aurelio Andreazzoli.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Inter striker in Spain return?

Inter striker Samuele Longo is on his way back to Spain with Deportivo La Coruna, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 27-year-old remains on Inter’s books, despite playing just two competitive games for the club.

He had been called up for preseason, but Di Marzio is nonetheless expecting him to become a Depor player.

Longo has played his best football in the Spanish second tier with Girona and Tenerife, scoring 26 goals across two campaigns.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
AS: Inter close to €80m Lukaku

AS is reporting Inter are just ‘days away’ from signing Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku for €80m.

Inter looked to be cooling their interest in Lukaku due to United’s excessive demands.

However, Sky Sports followed up on Tuesday morning that they were returning with an improved offer.

AS has since gone a step further, claiming they have ‘already informed’ the player that they will spend €80m with bonuses included.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Inter: Nainggolan in, Icardi out

Inter have called up Radja Nainggolan for their International Champions Cup campaign, while leaving out Mauro Icardi.

Nainggolan was sent home from Inter’s training camp in Lugano over the weekend, with his future seeming further than ever away from the club.

However, the Nerazzurri confirmed on Tuesday that he would travel with the team to Singapore for the friendly tournament.

Icardi, on the other hand, continues to be excluded from Antonio Conte’s first-team plans as he is staying behind.

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NEWS
Tuesday July 16 2019
Inter make new Lukaku bid?

Inter are reportedly preparing to make an improved offer of £60m (€66.5m) plus bonuses for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.

According to Sky Sports and ESPN, the fee would be paid in two or three instalments and Inter are keen to wrap up a deal now so United have enough time to sign a replacement.

That is because the English transfer deadline shuts on August 9 as opposed to the end of next month.

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