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  • Inter 1 Lyon 0: United target Perisic im...

    Rumoured Manchester United target Ivan Perisic impressed off the bench as Inter defeated Lyon 1-0 in the International Champions Cup on Monday. Nerazzurri coach Luciano Spalletti kept several of his prized assets in reserve in the first half at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, whe...

    Inter 1 Lyon 0: United target Perisic impresses as Jovetic nets winner

    Rumoured Manchester United target Ivan Perisic impressed off the bench as Inter defeated Lyon 1-0 in the International Champions Cup on Monday. Nerazzurri coach Luciano Spalletti kept several of his prized assets in reserve in the first half at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre, where both teams struggled for fluency amid their continuing preparations for the 2017-18 season. The introduction of Geoffrey Kondogbia, Stevan Jovetic, Gabriel Barbosa and Perisic, the latter heavily linked with a switch to join former Inter coach Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford, helped the Serie A side to assert themselves in the second half. Gabriel was involved when Inter finally took a deserved lead in the 74th minute, the Brazilian playing in Joao Mario, who set up Jovetic to stroke the ball into the back of the net.  The teams were presented with a threadbare pitch at the home of Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning and their efforts in the first half matched the quality of surface on offer. It took until the 14th minute for either side to create a notable opportunity and even when Joao Mario slid Eder into a promising position inside the penalty area, the offside flag denied Inter a shot on goal. Similarly, Lyon side struggled to trouble Samir Handanovic, Nabil Fekir having a shot blocked and Bertrand Traore, signed from Chelsea to replace the departed Alexandre Lacazette, firing over the bar. In the 34th minute, the Nerazzurri goalkeeper had to advance sharply off his line to deny another new Lyon arrival in the form of Mariano Diaz following Sergi Darder's clever ball in behind the Inter defence. Borja Valero produced a well-timed challenge to dispossess Memphis Depay in the box three minutes later and Traore fired tamely at Handanovic from a tight angle with two minutes to go in the half. At the other end, Miranda headed narrowly wide of the far post from a corner and Roberto Gagliardini drew saves from Anthony Lopes with long-range efforts, as did Eder, but neither side proved capable of breaking the deadlock before the break. Both coaches made sweeping changes at half-time and early in the second period, with Inter the immediate beneficiaries.  Kondogbia sent an acrobatic scissor-kick wide from Perisic's cross, while Jovetic dribbled into the area and past several Lyon defenders before shooting at replacement goalkeeper Mathieu Gorgelin.  The shot-stopper was called on again to snuff out the best chance of the match so far in the 57th minute, coming out to smother Gabriel's shot after the Brazil forward was played in on goal by Jovetic. Lyon suffered a blow when Ferland Mendy, a first-half replacement for the injured Fernando Marcal, had to be replaced on the hour mark due to a fitness problem of his own. And Inter's mounting pressure finally told with 16 minutes to go, as Jovetic was left with too much space inside the area and managed to steer a firm finish past Gorgelin following Gabriel and Joao Mario's efforts down the right flank.

  • Chelsea link 'nice' for Candreva but win...

    Inter winger Antonio Candreva admits it is ‘nice’ to be linked with Chelsea, but says he has not been offered a move to Stamford Bridge. Get odds on Chelsea to win PL Reports have claimed the Premier League champions are considering a £23 million bid for Candreva after losing o...

    Chelsea link 'nice' for Candreva but winger happy at Inter

    Inter winger Antonio Candreva admits it is ‘nice’ to be linked with Chelsea, but says he has not been offered a move to Stamford Bridge. Get odds on Chelsea to win PL Reports have claimed the Premier League champions are considering a £23 million bid for Candreva after losing out to Manchester City in the pursuit of Danilo. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, who worked with Candreva during his time with the Italy national team, is rumoured to view the 30-year-old as a player who can provide competition for Victor Moses at right wing-back. But Candreva, who only joined Inter from Lazio a year ago, insists he is happy where he is and is not pushing for another transfer. "I'm proud to wear this shirt, I've bought into an important project here and I'm happy to be here," he told a press conference in China. "This shirt has an important history which I honour every time I wear it. Neymar shines in potential swansong "The links with Chelsea are nice but there's been absolutely nothing to date. The club will take care of any bids that may come in." Candreva had been linked with a move to Chelsea during the January transfer window and was reportedly open to joining Conte’s side. He is currently earning around £85,000 a week at Inter, with Chelsea rumoured to be willing to significantly increase his salary as Conte explores ways to further improve his squad.

  • Perisic can leave if Manchester United m...

    Inter will only sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United if a significant transfer fee is offered, head coach Luciano Spalletti has warned. Get odds on Man Utd to win PL The Croatia international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for a number of weeks but no agreement...

    Perisic can leave if Manchester United make serious offer – Spalletti

    Inter will only sell Ivan Perisic to Manchester United if a significant transfer fee is offered, head coach Luciano Spalletti has warned. Get odds on Man Utd to win PL The Croatia international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for a number of weeks but no agreement has yet been reached over a deal. United boss Jose Mourinho admitted last week that he had "no idea" if Perisic would join the club and the winger has been involved in Inter's pre-season plans, starting the 1-1 friendly draw with Schalke on Friday. Spalletti insists that he would like to keep the 28-year-old but admits that he could be allowed to leave if a sizeable offer were made that would allow for further investment in the squad. City step up Mbappe interest "He is a fantastic player and if his future is totally up to me, I will definitely keep him," Spalletti told a media conference.  "However, if an offer comes and the club are satisfied with the money, which will be used to invest in and strengthen the team, he could leave." United had initially hoped to use Inter’s desperation to meet Financial Fair Play commitments in order to prise away Perisic for a fee of around £26.4m, but the Serie A club were able to raise the funds from elsewhere. Perisic remains keen to leave San Siro for the Premier League and ordered his agent to do everything necessary to force through a deal with United. Neymar shines in potential swansong The Premier League club have continued to haggle over a fee with Inter, who are understood to be ready to accept an offer in the region of £40 million . Mourinho has already signed Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku this summer, and wants to make at least one more signing , with Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic also a target.

  • Offers have come in for Keita, but not f...

    Lazio have received offers for Keita Balde but none have come from Inter or Juventus, president Claudio Lotito says. Get 11/1 odds on Inter to win Serie A Inter have made Keita one of their top targets and are willing to pay €25 million to sign him from their Serie A rivals as ...

    Offers have come in for Keita, but not from Juventus or Inter - Lazio president

    Lazio have received offers for Keita Balde but none have come from Inter or Juventus, president Claudio Lotito says. Get 11/1 odds on Inter to win Serie A Inter have made Keita one of their top targets and are willing to pay €25 million to sign him from their Serie A rivals as they prepare to lose Ivan Perisic to Manchester United. However, Juve and West Ham are also said to have shown an interest in the 22-year-old forward who scored 16 goals in 31 appearances in the Italian top flight last season. Lotito has revealed that there have been no offers from other teams in Italy and insists they are not interested in selling. "If there’s nothing new then he’ll remain a Lazio player and [coach Simone] Inzaghi will use him as he sees fit. “I haven’t received offers from Inter or Juventus, but they have come from abroad. If he wants to go, he must get an appropriate bid." Ancelotti working to make Sanches an AC Milan fan There have also been reports of Juve's interest in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but the 22-year-old midfielder is another one they do not want to lose. "We have received a tremendous offer of over €40 million, but he won't leave. "Stefan de Vrij is not for sale. The team has been strengthened and we’re ready."

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