Inter ‘Agree Terms’ With Alexis Sanchez & Hope to Strike Deal With Man Utd

?Manchester United winger Alexis Sanchez has agreed personal terms over a move to Italian side Inter – providing the two clubs can strike a loan deal for the 30-year-old attacker.

The Chilean international looks destined to end his miserable spell at Old Trafford, just over 18 months after his arrival from Premier League rivals Arsenal in 2018. 

Romelu Lukaku,Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez looks set to follow in the footsteps of former Man Utd teammate Romelu Lukaku – one of his closest allies at Old Trafford before he left the club to join Inter this summer in a deal worth around £70m. 

?Int?er are desperate to bring in a new forward, and since transfer target Edin Dzeko has signed a new contract with Roma, ?Gianluca Di Marzio reports that I Nerazzurri have turned their attention to Man Utd’s troubled forward. 

Di Marzio confirms that an agreement has been reached between the player and Antonio Conte’s side, and Sanchez is now waiting for the two clubs to sign off on the deal.

It appears, according to Fabrizio Romano, that the move will be a loan deal, and that the player has agreed to it.

Roma previously made a move for Sanchez, but according to ?the Mi?rror, the winger refused the transfer despite I Giallorossi coming to an agreement with the Red Devils.

The former ?Barcelona man clearly plays no part in ?Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans for the coming season, and his massive wages only add to the complications of his time in Manchester. 

Inter will be hoping to get this deal over the line, and help Sanchez recapture his scintillating form of previous seasons. 


Romelu Lukaku Appears to React to ‘Overweight’ Reports With Fresh Instagram Post

?Since his move to Inter on August 8 – and perhaps even before then during his time with Manchester United – Romelu Lukaku has come under quite heavy criticism for his weight. 

In a possible response to all the chit-chat surrounding his body, Lukaku has sent a post onto Instagram showing that he certainly does not skip leg day.

Mainly propelled from Gary Neville ?tweeting about it upon the Belgian’s move, there has been a lot of speculation about Lukaku’s shape – with rumours circulating that the striker will miss the opening Serie A game of the season because of it. 

As ??Corriere dello Sport are reporting, and Tancredi Palmeri is tweeting, it is believed Inter are requesting Lukaku to be under 100kg, with the 26-year-old 4kg over. 

Despite the photo showing Lukaku’s very powerful muscles, the caption would point towards that he may not be quite match-ready just yet. 

The Belgian had missed a lot of preseason due to injury, which would no doubt have hampered his progress as he tries to get to full fitness.

Given Antonio Conte’s demanding management style, and his refusal of anything but maximum effort, it is very unlikely that Lukaku would have been signed if they did not believe that he could regain full fitness and get in his best shape. The Belgian is reported to have been training extra sessions to reach the desired level.

As he says in an interview with Otro (via ?Football Italia), the striker said of how it is ‘real work’ at Inter. He said: “In England, it’s a lot of work, but here it’s real work!”

When asked about the food in Italy, he simply sighed and said “salad”.


Inter Monitoring Four Striker Options as Hunt for Mauro Icardi Alternative Continues

Inter are considering Arkadiusz Milik, Fernando Llorente, Alexis Sanchez and Ante Rebic, as Antonio Conte continues to search for a Mauro Icardi replacement. 

I Nerazzurri have already completed the signing of Romelu Lukaku in a deal worth around £74m. However, Conte is still keen to add reinforcements at the top end of the pitch in order to provide competition for Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez. 

Icardi’s time at ?Inter appears to be over, as the new manager has no intentions to utilise his services. The Argentine has been heavily linked with a move away, with Juventus a possibility (despite rumours over an ‘anti-Juventus alliance’ being formed). Roma’s Edin Dzeko was touted as a possible target, but he has now penned a new deal with the club.

Instead, ?Sky Sports Italia have now reported that Inter are considering pursuing a swap deal involving Icardi and Napoli’s Milik. The report claims that the situation will be ‘monitored.’

Inter are also weighing up moves for ?Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez and former ?Tottenham striker Fernando Llorente. Both are very different forwards and would provide different elements to the attack. Llorente is more of a target man, whereas Sanchez would prefer to drift infield and find space.

Llorente was perhaps unfortunate to not pen a new deal at the club, and although there have been rumours over a possible return, this is unlikely and he continues to be a free agent at this point. Sanchez, meanwhile, is said to be looking for a route out of Manchester, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer still believes there is hope for the Chilean at the club.

Lastly, Eintracht Frankfurt’s Ante Rebic is also part of the discussion. The report believes that talks have been ‘going on for some time.’ However, as of yet, there is no concrete deal.

Alexis Sanchez,Cesar Azpilicueta

Elsewhere, Conte was said to be keeping tabs on RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, but Sky claim that the German is ‘close’ to joining ?Bayern Munich.


Serie A Giants Form ‘Anti-Juventus Alliance’ to Prevent Mauro Icardi From Joining I Bianconeri

?Inter, Napoli and Roma are ready to come together to ensure that Mauro Icardi never plays for Juventus, and could involve the striker in a hectic merry-go-round.

With Antonio Conte adamant that he does not want Icardi at Inter, Juventus are thought to be one of the Argentine’s primary suitors, especially after they missed out on Romelu Lukaku.

Mauro Icardi

However, according to ?Corriere dello Sport, the three ?Serie A sides are ready to do whatever it takes to ensure that ?Icardi doesn’t end up with ?Juventus, as they don’t want to see their rivals become even stronger than they already are.

As a result, the ‘anti-Juventus alliance’ has been born. All three clubs are on the lookout for new strikers this summer, and they are said to have hatched a plan which would benefit everyone except Juventus.

Icardi could be sold to ?Napoli, who would then allow Arkadiusz Milik to join Roma. Once those deals are done, ?Inter would be free to sign Roma’s Edin Dzeko, ensuring that all three clubs are stronger as they push to end Juventus’ reign of dominance.

I Bianconeri have won eight consecutive Serie A titles, and the fear is that adding Icardi would make Juventus almost unbeatable in Italy.

To add to Inter’s determination not to strengthen Juventus, a separate report from ?Corriere dello Sport claims that, regardless of who Icardi is sold to, they will be made to agree to clause which would forbid them to sell the striker to Juventus after just one season.

Should they fail to sell Icardi to an Italian side, Inter could be forced to look elsewhere. ?Soccer Link state that Monaco are ready to join the race for his signature, having already informed his agent, Wanda Nara, of their desire to sign him.

They have promised Icardi a long-term contract worth around €7m per year, but it is thought that the 26-year-old would prefer to remain in Italy, and specifically with Juventus.

It seems almost certain that Icardi will be sold this summer, although where he will end up is anyone’s guess. There appears to be serious interest from Napoli as part of this three-way swap, but Juventus don’t often accept defeat in the transfer market.


Juventus Director Provides Update on Paulo Dybala Future & Mauro Icardi Interest Ahead of Deadline

?Juventus’ sporting director Fabio Paratici has refused to be drawn on interest in wantaway striker Mauro Icardi, but has stressed that discussions have taken place for Paulo Dybala’s proposed exit with a number of European sides interested in the Argentine.

Having fallen out of favour in Turin, Dybala was subject of firm interest from Premier League duo Manchester United and Tottenham, however, neither move failed to materialise and the player subsequently headed back to northern Italy.

With the English window slamming shut last week, that leaves European sides in pole position to sign the 25-year-old, due to a later closing date of September 2. Dybala netted twice in a recent friendly against the ?Juventus ‘B’ team, yet still Paratici confessed to Sky Sports Italia (via ?Football Italia) that talks were underway regarding his future.

“Dybala is like all the others, a great Juventus player. There is interest and there are discussions, we’ll talk about it together,” he said.

Paratici did admit that a number of players not in the 21-man squad will ‘have to go’, which potentially frees up space for duo Daniele Rugani and Mario Mandzukic to leave the club, although the 47-year-old insisted these exits are not imminent.

One player who could be set to move the other way is Inter striker ?Icardi, however. The forward saw his squad number nine shirt relinquished to ?Nerazzurri new-boy Romelu Lukaku, with speculation growing that he could be set for a summer exit from the club. Despite this, Paratici refused to shed any light on a move, insisting on remaining tight-lipped on the Argentinian.

Mauro Emanuel Icardi

“Icardi is an Inter player, so we will only talk about those in our squad,” he concluded. “We’ve got Gonzalo Higuain, who is a great hitman, while Mandzukic is an excellent forward. Let’s talk about our players.”