Inter Milan Join Liverpool in the Fight to Sign Real Madrid Star Dani Ceballos

Inter Milan have reportedly entered the battle to sign Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos, rivaling Liverpool for his signature.

Ceballos joined Los Blancos in the summer from Real Betis for a fee of around €18m on a six-year deal. But the Spaniard has played just 15 times for the Spanish side this season, scoring two goals. Just six of those appearances came in the ?La Liga, getting only two starts in those games.

?Liverpool are reportedly chasing the Real Madrid midfielder after they began talks with his representatives in December. But the Reds look set to have competition for the player, with Inter Milan apparently looking at Ceballos.


According to Tuttosport via Team Talk, ?Inter Milan are ready to battle Liverpool for the Real Madrid star. The Spanish U21 international is seen as an alternative option, in case they fail in their attempt to sign ?Barcelona star Rafinha. 

Cellabos reportedly wants more minutes on the pitch and is apparently looking for a move to get more first-team action. The Spaniard has a 500m buy-out clause in his contract, but ?Real Madrid could allow the 21-year-old to leave for about £25m.

Inter Milan are currently third in ?Serie A, nine points behind league leaders ?Napoli. They have been struggling for form in recent games, with no wins in their last five league games. The Italian side’s last league win came at the beginning of December, with a 5-0 win over Chievo.

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Inter Milan will be looking to put pressure on the teams above them when they play Roma at home in their next league game this weekend.


‘I Hope He Joins’: Ramires’ Agent Talks Up Inter Move as Transfer Saga Continues

The agent of former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has said that he hopes his client will become an Internazionale player this month, with the 30-year-old understood to be keen on returning to Europe.

Ramires left west London in 2016, completing a €28m transfer to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning. 

However, after spending time back at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground during his pre-season, the Brazilian international is now keen on returning to Europe and his agent has been talking up a move to San Siro.


“I hope he will join Inter,” Ramires’ agent, Luis Carlini, told Premium Sport (via Calciomercato).

The Nerazzurri have already confirmed the signing of Argentine defender Lisandro López on a short-term loan from Benfica. However, Luciano Spaletti will be keen on adding more reinforcements to his squad as Inter look to increase the pressure on Juventus and Napoli in the Serie A title race.

It was first reported that ?Inter were interested in bringing Ramires back to Europe shortly after the summer transfer window closed, with a number of Italian media outlets suggesting a move could be completed in January.

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However, it is understood that Jiangsu Suning aren’t willing to let their star midfielder leave the club until a replacement has been found.


Journalist Touts Inter as ‘Interested’ in Wantaway Liverpool Forward Daniel Sturridge

?The future of Daniel Sturridge at Liverpool has effectively been fuel for rumour merchants across the internet since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival at Anfield.

The striker’s inability to engage in the kind of pressing Jurgen Klopp’s style of play necessitates was seen as an irreversible stumbling block – and so it has proved.

It is therefore unsurprising to hear the Englishman’s name being bounded about at this time. What is perhaps more surprising, is the purported interest of Italian giants Internazionale.


According to the northern football correspondent for the Times Paul Joyce, the Nerazzuri are indeed looking into signing the 28-year-old, although as of yet no formal bid has been made.

Additionally, bookies have been slashing the odds for Sturridge’s departure in the last few days, with ?Inter the current favourites to sign the former ?Chelsea man.

With Inter’s totemic striker Mauro Icardi currently being linked with a move to Real Madrid, they are either on the lookout for possible alternatives, or indeed added to firepower to appease the Argentinian.

If Icardi was to leave San Siro, in January or the summer, the ?Liverpool outcast would undoubtedly be a strange replacement. Icardi has consistently been one of the most prolific marksmen in Europe, and has 18 goals in 20 league games this season.

Compare that with Sturridge’s meagre offering of three scores across competitions so far, albeit in only 14 appearances (the majority of which as a substitute), as well as the pair’s contrasting ages, and it becomes clear it would not be an upgrade.

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However, if Icardi is convinced to stay at the club, such an unequivocally talented player as Sturridge could be the necessary addition for Inter to veritably challenge for the title going into the second half of the season.


Ex-Real & Inter Legend Urges Nerazzurri to Fend Off Interest in Captain Mauro Icardi

?Footballing legend Luis Figo has urged former club Inter not to sell star striker Mauro Icardi to Real Madrid.

Links between Icardi and Real Madrid – another former club for Figo – surfaced once again this week, prompting the comments from the former Portugal star, whilst also reminiscing about his time with the Nerazzurri.


“Icardi to Madrid? It’s clear that it wouldn’t be good for Inter or Italian football to lose big players,” the former Portugal winger told ?Corriere della Sera.

“But clubs have their own policies and projects, so Inter will make their own decisions.

Icardi, who captains Inter, has scored 18 goals this season in 20 appearances, vastly outscoring any Real Madrid player, whose current top scorers are all tied with four goals each.


45-year-old Figo also commented on Inter’s chances in Serie A, which he won four times himself as a player.

“Scudetto? I hope Inter win it. Juventus and Napoli are strong, and I hope to see a three-way battle, with Inter in the running for the Scudetto.

“My years at Inter were terrific. After Real Madrid, I had the chance to play at a high level again.

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“When I arrived, Inter had started winning again and it was great, as was my relationship with the fans. Milan will always be a happy memory for me.”


Real Madrid Ready to Test the Waters Over Prolific Inter Star Mauro Icardi With Benzema in Decline

?Real Madrid are ready to take a look into signing Inter striker Mauro Icardi, with the Argentinian’s buy-out clause an attractive proposition.

The 24-year-old, as things currently stand, is extremely vulnerable to being poached by a top European club because his buy-out clause is ‘only’ €110m.


In today’s market, that figure is definitely value for money, considering Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last summer for £198m, and Paul Pogba, Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho have all moved for huge sums.

Icardi, ?who has also been linked with Premier League sides Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United, is an ideal age and has already proven himself in a top five league as being a prolific marksman – he has 89 league goals for the Nerazzurri in four-and-a-half seasons with the club.

?Marca claim Real are ready to make a move for the Rosario-born hitman, sicne they have the money to trigger the buy-out.


The club are seemingly beginning to accept the fact that Karim Benzema is in a state of decline following a tremendous stint at the Bernabeu.

The Frenchman has been the main man for the past nine years at Real, but at 30 years of age he appears to be showing signs of slowing down – he only has five goals from 20 matches this season.

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Captain Icardi is the main man at Inter, and it would certainly be a great show of ambition if he was to make the move to Los Blancos – should he eventually do that, he’d surely have to deal with comparisons to fellow countrymen Alfredo Di Stefano and Gonzalo Higuain; two men with very contrasting reputations in the eyes of Madridistas.