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Wednesday July 1 2015
Imbula: ‘Why I rejected Inter’

Giannelli Imbula admits Inter’s lack of Champions League football ‘influenced my decision’ to move to Porto.

The midfielder had appeared to be on the verge of moving from Marseille to San Siro, but eventually joined the Portuguese side instead.

“I had a lot of talks in Italy,” Imbula told L’Equipe.

“It’s not that I didn’t want to go, but it was less in line with my sporting expectations.

“Inter are not playing in the Champions League, and that influenced my decision.

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Wednesday July 1 2015
Agent: ‘Handanovic talks have stalled’

Samir Handanovic’s agent admits talks have broken down over a contract extension for the goalkeeper.

The Slovenian international’s contract expires at the end of next season, and he was thought to be close to a new deal, despite links to Manchester United.

However, the player’s representative has today revealed that talks are on hold, opening the door for ‘important offers’.

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Monday June 29 2015
‘Imbula 99 per cent Porto’

Giannelli Imbula is ’99 per cent’ certain to join Porto, rather than Inter, according to an intermediary involved in the deal.

The French midfielder was believed to be on the verge of joining the Nerazzurri, but the Portuguese side appear to have hijacked the deal, outbidding the Beneamata.

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Monday June 29 2015
Melo instead of Imbula?

Giannelli Imbula looks set to join Porto, so Inter could re-focus their attention on Galatasaray midfielder Felipe Melo.

Imbula was thought to be on the verge of completing a transfer to San Siro, but the Marseille man now looks set to move to Porto.

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Saturday June 27 2015
Porto outbid Inter for Imbula?

The Giannelli Imbula saga drags on, as now L’Equipe maintain Porto have offered €25m to beat Inter’s offer for the Marseille midfielder.

The Nerazzurri had agreed terms with Olympique Marseille, taking the player on loan for €1m with an option to buy for a further €19m.

An announcement was believed to be imminent for several days now and still there are no developments.

According to L’Equipe newspaper in France, this is because Imbula and Porto have received a better proposal from Porto.

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Saturday June 27 2015
Saints or Valencia poach Imbula

Giannelli Imbula is said to be reconsidering his €20m move to Inter after offers from Southampton and Valencia.

Olympique Marseille have agreed terms with the Nerazzurri for a one-season loan at €1m with mandatory option to buy for a further €19m.

An announcement has been expected for days now, but there is still no statement from either club.

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Friday June 26 2015
Reports: Inter reach Imbula agreement

Inter are believed to have reached an agreement with Marseille for Giannelli Imbula, with an official announcement imminent.

The Nerazzurri have been in negotiations for the 22-year-old midfielder for most of this week, with the player said to have agreed to move to San Siro.

Now Mediaset, Calciomercato and Sky are reporting that a deal has been struck with L’OM, with Imbula arriving on a €1m loan, with a mandatory redemption clause of €19m for next summer.

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Thursday June 25 2015
Inter close on Imbula

Inter are said to be down to the details with Olympique Marseille for Giannelli Imbula, paying €20m in 2016.

The midfielder is widely expected to complete his transfer over the next 48 hours.

According to Sky Sport Italia and other sources, an agreement has been struck between the clubs.

Imbula is to join Inter on loan for €1m with a mandatory option to buy for a further €19m in July 2016.

He’d be the second major investment from France after Geoffrey Kondogbia arrived from Monaco for around €35m plus bonuses.

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Thursday June 25 2015
Cana: ‘Talking to Marseille’

Lazio defender Lorik Cana admits he’s ‘in talks with Marseille’, but cautions that nothing has been decided yet.

The 31-year-old made just 15 starts for the Aquile last year, having found himself marginalised by the arrival of Stefan De Vrij.

“I’m in talks with Marseille, it’s true,” Cana told reporters in his native Albania, as reported by CalcioNews24.

“There’s nothing official though. The French club want me, but I haven’t decided where I’ll be playing next season.”

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Wednesday June 24 2015
Inter: Imbula and Montoya?

Inter are reportedly close to agreeing loan deals for both Olympique Marseille’s Giannelli Imbula and Martin Montoya of Barcelona.

The Nerazzurri are very active on the transfer market, having signed Geoffrey Kondogbia from Monaco for a reported €40m including bonuses.

According to Sky Sport Italia and Sport Italia, they are on the verge of securing another two top players on loan.

They had already been close to Imbula, seen as an alternative to Kondogbia, but decided not to buy both midfielders.

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