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Wednesday March 18 2020
Skriniar: 'Always wanted to play with Ronaldo'

Inter defender Milan Skriniar reveals he would’ve loved to both play against and alongside Brazil legend Ronaldo, who he rates as the best defenders in the world and a thought for former Sampdoria teammate Bruno Fernandes.

The centre-back answered fan questions for the official club website during the enforced quarantine caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

“It is a delicate time, but we can face it together as a team. We really miss football and training, but what’s important right now is fighting this virus,” said Skriniar.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Grande Inter forward Peiro' dies

Former Inter, Torino and Roma player Joaquin Peiró has died at the age of 84. He was most famous as a member of Helenio Herrera’s Grande Inter side.

The Spanish forward cemented his place in Nerazzurri history by scoring against Liverpool in the European Cup semi-final in 1965, when he snuck up on goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence and intercepted a clearance.

He spent a good chunk of his career in Italy, joining Torino in 1962, moving to Inter two years later and then Roma from 1966-70.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Buffon: 'Juve fan up to the age of seven'

Juventus stopper Gianluigi Buffon says he was a fan of the Bianconeri up to the age of seven as a child, and that he hasn’t retired because he’s “fine and wants to respect the dreams I had as a child.”

Buffon gave an interview to Juventus’ TV channel in the midst of the Coronavirus, and revealed some interesting tidbits.

It was always thought that Buffon grew up as a Genoa fan, but he revealed otherwise.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Inter-Barca player disagreement?

There seems to be a disagreement between Inter and Barcelona on which players to include in any potential Lautaro Martinez deal, according to Tuttosport.

The Inter striker has been linked with a move to the La Liga giants for the last several months, with it being reported that the Argentine wants to play alongside Lionel Messi.

Several reports have indicated that the Catalan giants won’t meet Martinez’s buyout clause, which is set at €111m but only active for the first two weeks in July.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Inter and Chelsea looking at Acerbi?

Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi is attracting attention from the likes of Inter and Chelsea, according to a report from Italy.

Acerbi has evolved into a cornerstone of Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio side that are challenging Juve for the Scudetto this season.

Website FCInterNews.It suggests that Acerbi’s performances have alerted the attention of Inter and English side Chelsea.

Acerbi has recently changed agents, enlisting the help of Federico Pastorello, also the agent of Nerazzurri striker Romelu Lukaku.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Hypotheses for the new Serie A calendar

Yesterday’s conclusion to postpone the European Championship was good news for the possible conclusion of Serie A and the Coppa Italia. Here are the different hypotheses suggested in Italian media.

Euro 2020 became Euro 2021 yesterday and solved some of the implications faced by the European Leagues currently suspended due to the Coronavirus emergency.

The hopes of a fair conclusion to the League has been boosted by UEFA’s decision and Serie A might be able to continue as normal from Week 26.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Cassano: 'If Ilicic was at Juve..."

Antonio Cassano has claimed that “the whole world” would have been talking about Atalanta forward Josip Ilicic if he played at Juventus.

The former Italy international heaped more praise on the Slovenian, who scored four goals in a 4-3 win against Valencia ahead of the forced break due to the Coronavirus.

Those four goals brought his total tally to 21 across all competitions, as the 32-year-old has impressed yet again in his third season with the Orobici.

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Wednesday March 18 2020
Martial reappears in link with Inter

Inter are allegedly looking at Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United star Anthony Martial amid Barcelona’s interest in Lautaro Martinez.

Calciomercato.com writes that the Nerazzurri are preparing for life after the Argentine hero, who reportedly has a release clause of €111m in his current deal at San Siro.

It’s understood that Barca are ready to trigger the clause and the outlet claims Antonio Conte has already started looking for a replacement.

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Tuesday March 17 2020
Five Azzurri ready for Euro 2021

Now that Euro 2020 is postponed to next summer, Wayne Girard takes a look at some Italy players who are frankly overjoyed about that delay.

As we all know by now, the Euro 2020 tournament has now been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Azzurri and its fans were looking forward to this more than any other tournament since the 2006 World Cup. A rejuvenated talent pool not seen since those heights some 14 years ago, they were one of the favourites to win it. Yet this season, it became apparent that several of the planned-to-be-breakout-stars needed just a little bit more time to develop, mentally and/or physically, facing dips in form and injury crises at the blossoming of their careers.

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Tuesday March 17 2020
Inter ready to extend with Young

Ashley Young has impressed Inter so much in just a few weeks that they have decided to extend his contract, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The wing-back joined from Manchester United in January for a nominal fee of €1.5m, as he was in the final six months of his contract at Old Trafford.

He made an immediate impact, contributing one goal and one assist in seven games for the Nerazzurri.

The 34-year-old quickly settled into Serie A football and his work-rate won over the fans as well as coach Antonio Conte.

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