CAN INTER CHALLENGE FOR THE TITLE THIS NEW SEASON?

The Italian Serie A is set to commence this weekend and its new campaign is one that has a lot of questions attached to it. Questions like “Who will be crowned this year’s champions?” will, of course, appear at the very top of the list but there are others too that have been asked even though the answers can’t be gotten yet until after the season comes to an end. One other question is whether Inter Milan can bring in a perfect replacement for the departed Romelu Lukaku after the Belgium international striker completed his dream return to England to continue from where he stopped at Chelsea.

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A lot of people blame Inter for selling the striker but the club needed only one major reason to sell the player but they had two. First, they were in an unwanted financial situation and they needed to make player sales to ensure that they got some revenue this summer or else they would go bankrupt. Secondly, Lukaku told them of his desire to return to Chelsea and they could not stop the player from leaving this summer as well.
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BELOTTI OFFERED NEW DEAL AT TORINO

Italian football team Torino have offered star player Andrea Belotti a new deal as they attempt to persuade him to stay in the face of interest elsewhere. This is according to the newest reports in the Italian media. Sky Sports Italia confirmed the development of a new deal for Italian football player Belotti as revealed by Torino president Urbano Cairo.

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The new contract offer for Belotti is a four-year deal worth €4m annually. Italian football star Belotti has one year remaining on his present contract with the Granata.
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INTER JOIN ATLETICO IN MUNIZ CHASE

Italian football giants Inter Milan have joined Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid in the race to sign Brazilian player Rodrigo Muniz. 20-year-old Muniz plays his club football for Flamengo in the Brazilian top division. Muniz is one of the most popular young players linked with a move from South American football to European football.

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Brazilian media portal O Dia revealed the interest of Italian football giants Inter Milan via a report. It was disclosed that the Italians have been in contact with the representatives of their transfer target. Also, the report stated that Italian football giants Inter Milan will soon send a proposal in the bid to sign Muniz. The Italians are ready to join the fight for the young striker.
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REPORTS: CHELSEA WERE NEVER INTERESTED IN HAKIMI

In what will come as a new and surprising transfer twist, reports are claiming that English Premier League side Chelsea were never interested in signing Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi this summer. The reports are particularly hard to believe because the rumors had it over the media through several headlines that the Blues were the other club asides from Paris Saint-Germain to have shown serious and concrete interest in signing the defender. But according to the latest reports, Chelsea were never in the race.

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Just earlier this month, there was a report that Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain were engaged in a bidding war for the Moroccan international defender, with the Blues said to have made an offer of around £70 million while PSG upped the bid to £80 million before finally establishing an agreement with Inter Milan over the transfer. But according to Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, PSG were really the only team that were showing serious interest in the player.
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ITALIAN FOOTBALL BEST XI REVEALED

Inter Milan players dominated the best XI players in Italian football top flight as revealed by CIES Football Observatory at the end of the league campaign for this season. The qualification used meant that the players must have played at least a third of the domestic league minutes played.

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The Nerazzuri dominated Italian football for the majority of the just finished Italian Serie A campaign and they rightly dominated the list of best players released by CIES Football Observatory. Six Inter Milan players made the Serie A XI to highlight their supremacy as the best team in Italian football.
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MILAN IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DANGER

Italian football giants AC Milan led the Serie A for several weeks as they were the pacesetters before newly crowned champions Inter Milan took over at the summit and it would be a big blow if they don’t qualify for the Champions League next season as one of the four representatives from Italian football at the end of proceedings on the final day of the season scheduled for the coming weekend.

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AC Milan have themselves to blame if they don’t return to the Champions League after several years in the other UEFA competition called the Europa League. The Rossoneri had just one job but they surprisingly fluffed their lines to make Champions League qualification more difficult. They would have sealed their return to the Champions League with a win over visitors Cagliari at the weekend but the seven-time European champions could only play a goalless draw with the team from Sardinia.
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CONTE TO DECIDE DIMARCO FUTURE

Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte wants to wait until the summer before deciding whether to bring Federico DiMarco back to the club or not.

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Italian fullback DiMarco joined Hellas Verona on loan from Inter Milan at the start of the season and the loan deal has the option of a permanent deal. The latest edition of Italian newspaper La Gazzettadello Sport revealed that Verona are on course to make the loan move for DiMarco permanent for €6.5m as contained in the loan contract signed at the start of the season. In addition, Italian football giants Inter Milan would retain 50% clause on any future sale for the fullback.
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ITALIAN FOOTBALL: MOST TOP FLIGHT TITLES

Juventus are the undisputed kings of Italian football as they have the most top flight titles ahead of rivals Inter Milan and AC Milan. The Turin giants have twice as much league titles in the Italian Serie A as both Inter Milan and AC Milan.

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The Old Lady secured a ninth successive league title in the Italian Serie A last season to take their league tally to 36 and also to further cement their status as the kings of Italian football.
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JUVENTUS EYEING SUMMER DEAL FOR AOUAR

Italian football giants Juventus are reportedly still keen on signing highly rated Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar ahead of this summer’s transfer window. According to the publication from Tuttomercatoweb, Juventus still want to sign French national team player Aouar having tried and failed to sign the 22-year-old Frenchman last summer. The Italian football giants were not able to raise the required funds for the transfer. Premier League outfit Arsenal also wanted to sign Houssem Aouar last summer but were handicapped financially just like what was obtainable with Italian football giants Juventus.Arsenal needed a playmaker last summer but were unable to sign Aouar.

The Gunners have since taken Norwegian international playmaker Martin Odegaard on loan in the winter transfer window in January until the end of this season. Odegaard has impressed since his loan move from Real Madrid and reports claim that the Gunners want to make his transfer a permanent one.
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RONALDO EXTENDS GOLDEN BOOT LEAD

Cristiano Ronaldo was able to extend his lead in the Golden Boot race as far as the Italian football top flight is concerned following his three goals during the Cagliari game at the weekend. Ronaldo scored all three goals as Juventus took a three-nil at the halftime interval. The Portuguese international skipper scored a perfect hattrick with his head, left foot and right foot. He was the difference maker as Juventus secured a 3-1 win over their hosts to maintain their chase for the league title in the Italian football top flight. Ronaldo and Juventus won an eighth successive league title last season but they are indanger of losing that league title due to the form of Inter Milan. Juventus ensured that they stayed within ten points of league leaders Inter Milan with the win over Cagliari in their latest game in the top flight of Italian football. It must be pointed out that the Old Lady have an outstanding game over Inter Milan and it is at home to Napoli. A win over Napoli in that outstanding match would take Juve above AC Milan into second place and within seven points of Inter Milan at the top of the Italian football top flight table. There are 11 league games to play for Inter Milan and majority of the teams in the division.


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