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  • Man Utd interest in Santos star Lima con...

    Manchester United are among those considering a move to land Santos stars Lucas Lima when he becomes a free agent in January, claims the midfielder’s agent. The 27-year-old is approaching the end of his current contract and is attracting interest from leading clubs across Europe...

    Man Utd interest in Santos star Lima confirmed by agent, but they face Barcelona and Inter battle

    Manchester United are among those considering a move to land Santos stars Lucas Lima when he becomes a free agent in January, claims the midfielder’s agent. The 27-year-old is approaching the end of his current contract and is attracting interest from leading clubs across Europe. United 11/1 to win Champions League He was targeted by Crystal Palace and Fenerbahce over the summer, but United, Barcelona, Roma and Inter Milan have now joined the hunt. Jose Mourinho was in the market for a create playmaker during the last transfer window – as the Red Devils were heavily linked with Inter’s Ivan Perisic – so he may be tempted to explore those options once again in the New Year. Lima’s representative, Luccas Badia, told Turkish newspaper Haberturk: “Inter, Roma and Barcelona are keeping close tabs on Lucas, Manchester United want him. “I think we would be well suited to the Serie A but we will see. “His contract ends on December 31 and there are many clubs interested but I am not sure what Santos is trying to do. “Crystal Palace made a €15m offer while Fenerbahce made a €20m bid but for some reason neither has been accepted.” Lima has been with Santos since 2014, having been snapped up from Internacional. He has made close to 200 appearances for the club, netting 19 goals. Lima has also earned 14 caps for Brazil – having made his debut in 2015 – and has found the target on two occasions for his country. Barca were reported to have agreed a four-year deal with him in June, with Neymar leading the calls for his signature, but no deal agreement was reached and his fellow Brazilian has since departed Camp Nou in a record-breaking €222 million switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

  • No release clause for Man Utd target Per...

    Inter Milan believe they can match the achievements of Manchester United, having resisted interest from the Premier League giants in star attacker Ivan Perisic. The Croatia international was reportedly the subject of a number of bids from Old Trafford during the transfer window,...

    No release clause for Man Utd target Perisic in new Inter Milan contract

    Inter Milan believe they can match the achievements of Manchester United, having resisted interest from the Premier League giants in star attacker Ivan Perisic. The Croatia international was reportedly the subject of a number of bids from Old Trafford during the transfer window, but Inter held firm and tied Perisic to a new five-year contract after the deadline passed. Inter 10/1 to win Serie A Perisic has begun the season in fine form, scoring three goals in five Serie A games as Inter aim for a return to the Champions League picture. And, after a turbulent window in which Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain for €222million, sporting director Piero Ausilio says clubs will not be able to shock Inter in a similar way as Perisic's deal does not include a buy-out clause. "Perisic still had a few years on his contract," Ausilio told Sport Mediaset.  "Nobody ever denied that this offer arrived from Manchester United, but we have been working to convince him to stay at Inter and that our project could be just as successful as Manchester. "The new contract was a consequence of that. There is no release clause because we did not intend to propose one, nor was it requested by his entourage."

  • Bologna 1 Inter 1: Contentious Icardi sp...

    Inter continued their unbeaten start under Luciano Spalletti in Serie A and edged to the top of the table as Mauro Icardi's penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Bologna. It looked as though Simone Verdi's first-half stunner would prove enough for Bologna to claim a first top-flight vi...

    Bologna 1 Inter 1: Contentious Icardi spot-kick maintains Spalletti's unbeaten run

    Inter continued their unbeaten start under Luciano Spalletti in Serie A and edged to the top of the table as Mauro Icardi's penalty salvaged a 1-1 draw at Bologna. It looked as though Simone Verdi's first-half stunner would prove enough for Bologna to claim a first top-flight victory over Inter after six encounters without a win, but the Nerazzurri were handed a lifeline in fortuitous circumstances. With Bologna on the back foot after Inter's second-half resurgence, Ibrahima Mbaye slipped in the hosts' area and fell into Eder, who flopped to the floor. The referee showed no hesitation in pointing to the spot and - after double-checking with the video assistant referee - the decision stood, with Icardi keeping his nerve to slam home in the 77th minute It set up a grandstand finish, and though Inter could not craft a winner, Roberto Donadoni's side were left to rue some golden opportunities squandered in a first half they dominated. The point maintains Spalletti's impressive start to his Inter tenure, though does bring to a halt the Nerazzurri's four-game winning streak under the former Roma boss. Inter should have been ahead inside the first minute when Joao Mario failed to connect with Antonio Candreva's cross after the former Lazio winger stole in behind Bologna's defence. Bologna responded forcefully - Federico Di Francesco curling a strike just wide before Verdi hit the right-hand upright from an acute angle. Verdi should have done much better shortly afterwards, prodding will having latched onto a poor pass from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, but he atoned for that miss in the 32nd minute. Moments after testing Handanovic with a dipping free-kick, Bologna's striker breezed his way through Inter's defence before thumping a sublime long-range shot into the left-hand corner. Inter would have found themselves level prior to the break had Mauro Icardi got on the end of Ivan Perisic's cross, and that chance seemed to boost Spalletti's men after the restart. However, it was not until the hour that Inter would bring a save out of Antonio Mirante, who reacted sharply to deny Milan Skriniar a second goal in as many matches. Spalletti's side grew in confidence, though Bologna continued to present a threat on the counter - Godfred Donsah blazing a strike over from distance. Bologna were made to pay for an overall sluggish second-half approach when Eder made the most of Mbaye's unfortunate tumble. Icardi made no mistake with an emphatic finish high into the net, sparring Inter's blushes and take them - temporarily at least - top of Serie A.   Key Opta stats - Simone Verdi’s goal came from his sixth shot of the game and attempted seven shots in the first half, a record during the opening 45 minutes of a Serie A match this season. - Mauro Icardi has scored 6 goals in the opening 5 matchdays of the Serie A in each of the last two seasons. - Inter have won the joint-most penalties in the top five European leagues this season (three). - Seven of Inter's 11 goals scored in Serie A this season have come during the last 15 minutes of games. - Six of the seven Bologna have let in have come after half-time. - Inter have won the joint-most points (four) from behind, while Bologna have dropped the same amount from winning positions.

  • Impossible to stop Icardi, says Spallett...

    Luciano Spalletti says it is impossible to stop Mauro Icardi in the penalty area, although the Inter coach told his captain he still has room to improve. Like title rivals Napoli and Juventus, Inter have won all four of their opening Serie A games this season going into Tuesday'...

    Impossible to stop Icardi, says Spalletti

    Luciano Spalletti says it is impossible to stop Mauro Icardi in the penalty area, although the Inter coach told his captain he still has room to improve. Like title rivals Napoli and Juventus, Inter have won all four of their opening Serie A games this season going into Tuesday's away clash with Bologna. Inter 9/1 to win Serie A Icardi has netted five times already, following on from last season, when he scored 24 times in the top flight. Spalletti acknowledged Inter need their stars like Icardi, fellow forward Ivan Perisic and goalkeeper Samir Handanovic, but insisted it is overall team performances that can make them successful, while urging the skipper to kick on. "I've praised him for his displays, but he can get even better," Spalletti said at his pre-match media conference. "Icardi inside the penalty area is impossible to stop, he is lethal. I would like him to join in more with the team play, but that takes nothing away from his finishing. "There is room for improvement. He has received a lot of praise but the team have also played their part too. "Icardi and Perisic can do a lot for the team and they are doing well but like we need them, they need the team, so together we all need to work hard so we can unleash our full potential. We need to work as a group. "Individuals are important. All of the great teams know how valuable individual players are but if they can't make the difference, only collective play allows you to win matches." Inter won 2-0 away at Crotone on Saturday, courtesy of late goals from Milan Skriniar and Perisic, but goalkeeper Handanovic was singled out for praise.   Spalletti said: "Crotone played as a team that knew their qualities and they caused problems for us on Saturday.  "They played well and we did just as well to win the match, maybe with some individual performances like Handanovic's.  "Handanovic went beyond his limits. He was excellent."  Defenders Danilo D'Ambrosio and Dalbert are have been passed fit and taken their places in the 22-man squad for Tuesday's clash against Bologna.

  • Spalletti praises Inter 'leader' Perisic

    Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti lauded the selflessness of Ivan Perisic after the star attacker helped overcome a dogged Crotone on Saturday. Perisic added stoppage-time polish to a 2-0 away win to continue Inter's perfect start in Serie A. The Croatian, who was heavily l...

    Spalletti praises Inter 'leader' Perisic

    Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti lauded the selflessness of Ivan Perisic after the star attacker helped overcome a dogged Crotone on Saturday. Perisic added stoppage-time polish to a 2-0 away win to continue Inter's perfect start in Serie A. The Croatian, who was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United over the off-season, has been at the forefront of his team's flying start to the campaign with three goals in four straight victories. And Spalletti says the 28-year-old's influence extends well beyond the scoresheet. "Perisic sacrificed himself a lot," Spaletti told Mediaset Premium. "Leaders show themselves when the team needs them and Ivan has shown that he is important in these opening matches. "Teams that want to get results think this way, by dividing up strengths and weaknesses and by taking on responsibility when their teammates are in difficulty." Slovakia international Milan Skriniar earlier broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute to set Inter on their way at Stadio Ezio Scida. The defender echoed his manager in stressing the value of the team's tight-knit bond. "I am very happy for the goal but the most important thing is that we won even if we were not at our best," Skriniar said. "Now we are thinking of the next match and we will continue like that. We are a great group and a strong team, all the guys are great and we know that the collective comes before the individual."

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