?This week, FC Internazionale have announced on their official club website that they have formed a partnership agreement with renowned betting company Bwin.
This organisation will now become the first ever betting company to form an official partnership with a professional football club, where the contract will last between the beginning of this season until 2022.
This agreement will create a new dimension of football betting, with pitch side LED screens promoting live odds to fans during Internazionale matches this season. This new revelation has already been tested within the opening game of the season in a 3-0 victory over Fiorentina.
Bwin’s partnership with the Nerazzurri will prove to be fruitful for Internazionale fans in particular, as the betting site will allow supporters to analyse and evaluate the odds presented by Bwin in conjunction with statistics, promotions and special offers.
Michael Gandler, Chief Revenue Officer of FC Internazionale, has revealed that he is ‘delighted to have reached a partnership agreement with an international brand of Bwin’s size and prestige’. The Chief Revenue Officer then goes onto say that both Bwin and FC Internazionale are united by their desire for growth and development; whilst also stating that he hopes that this new partnership leads to a future full of success and innovation.
On the other hand, a member of Bwin’s Italia board of Directors, Moreno Marasco, has described their new official partnership to be a ‘privilege’ and hopes that this collaboration will portray the companies closeness with the world of sport and it’s values.
?Inter Milan have reportedly advanced talks to sign Caen youngster Yann Karamoh, according to leading Sky Sports journalist ?Fabrizio Romano.
Earlier in the transfer window it was believed that Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur were chasing the 19-year-old, who has been dubbed the ‘next Kylian Mbappe’.
However, the Italian giants have now advanced talks to sign Karamoh as they look to strengthen their attacking options following the departure of former Manchester City striker Stevan Joveti? to AS Monaco.
The France U21 international gained interest in his breakthrough season last year as he hit the net five times and provided four others on his way to helping Caen survived relegation to Ligue 2 by just one point.
While Caen are in no hurry to sell the newest product of a youth academy which has produced notable players such as Monaco winger Thomas Lemar and former France U21 international Lenny Nangis, the club would supposedly part with the player for just £9m.
In a recent interview with ?Goal, when talking about his future Karamoh stated: “If I had the choice, I would go to a club where I would play … I want to go to a club where I could continue to evolve to mature in two or three years.”
And it is understood that the Nerazzurri match these ambitions, with head coach Luciano Spalletti telling ?Tuttosport that he wants to bring in the Frenchman and have him learn of current stars Antonio Candreva and Ivan Periši?.
Inter may have scored 72 goals in Serie A last season, but Spalletti has made signing a new striker a top priority for the club.
Internazionale are still looking to add strength to their defence as the window draws to a close and are targeting West Ham’s Italian centre-back Angelo Ogbonna.
Inter are also prepared to offer highly-rated Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic in a swap deal for Ogbonna, according to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio. However, the West Ham defender is making the move difficult with his reluctance to leave.
Brozovic played 26 times for Inter last season, scoring five goals from his preferred central midfield role.
The Croatian is only 24-years-old and, despite failing to fully win over the Inter bosses and fans at San Siro, had reportedly also attracted the interest of Arsenal earlier in the window.
West Ham are also looking to make further signings before Thursday night’s deadline, after a disappointing start to the season, which has seen them lose all of their first three games, while conceding 10 goals.
Hammers fans had been optimistic ahead of the new season after securing moves for high-profile targets Javier Hernandez, Joe Hart and Marko Arnautovic.
However things have yet to work out as planned and manager Slaven Bilic is keen to make further additions as his position comes under threat after the poor start.
Brozovic is a player that interests Bilic, with the manager knowing of him from his days as Croatia boss.
However, Ogbonna is reportedly not keen on a move to San Siro as he wishes to stay in London, while Inter may refocus their efforts on trying to push through deals for Shkodran Mustafi and Eliaqium Mangala instead.
?Shkodran Mustafi could be set to quit Arsenal, just 12 months after moving to the Emirates in a £35m transfer from Valencia.
The German international has attracted serious interest from Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti and with Arsène Wenger understood to still be unsure on if Mustafi has a future in north London, the World Cup winning defender could make a late summer switch to the San Siro.
Inter are prepared to offer Arsenal a loan fee of £4.6m to take the 25-year-old off their hands this season, however, should Mustafi play in 50% of Inter Milan’s games during this campaign, the Nerazzurri would be obligated to buy the defender for £23m, according to Sky Sports.
Arsenal have come under heavy criticism since their 4-0 defeat at Anfield. Despite a shortage of players in defence, the Gunners allowed Gabriel to join La Liga side Valencia. Spanish full-back Nacho Monreal is currently being used as a makeshift centre-back by Wenger, while Héctor Bellerín and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also being used out of position in the Arsenal back line.
Even with the Gunners mulling over a move for Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, the north London side can’t allow any more defensive players to leave the club if they want to restore their Champions League status.
Although Arsenal fans can forget about the worrying performances on the pitch for two weeks during the international break, uncertainty surrounding the future of Mustafi, Oxlade-Chamberlain and star man Alexis Sánchez is a major cause for concern amongst Gooners.
?Monaco have signed Stevan Jovetic from Inter Milan with the striker signing a contract which will run until 2021.
Jovetic, who has previously had spells at Manchester City, Sevilla and Fiorentina, becomes Monaco’s latest summer signing, with the Ligue 1 champions already swooping for Youri Tielemans, Jordy Gaspar, Diego Benaglio and Rachid Ghezzal earlier in the window.
Jovetic told Monaco’s ?website: “I’m very happy to be here. AS Monaco is a big club that played in the semi-finals of the Champions League and won the French Champion title last season. There are some great players on this team. That’s why I chose AS Monaco.”
Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev added: “We are very happy to welcome Stevan Jovetic to AS Monaco. He has evolved in the biggest championships and has the experience of the highest level.
“At 27 years old, he is a great player who is mature. We are convinced that he will find here all the conditions to fully express his talent.”
After a disappointing spell at Manchester City, where he scored 11 goals in 39 appearances, Jovetic joined Inter Milan on loan before making the temporary move permanent.
However, the 27-year-old failed to make much of an impact at the San Siro and joined Sevilla on loan earlier in 2017, scoring seven goals in 22 appearances for the La Liga side.
Jovetic will now hope to play alongside Radamel Falcao up front for Monaco as they look to defend their Ligue 1 title despite selling a number of their key first-team players.