Inter Milan Announce Loan Signing of Valencia Full-Back Joao Cancelo With Option to Buy

?Inter Milan have completed the loan signing of Valencia full-back Joao Cancelo with an option to buy the Portugal international.

Cancelo, who was previously a transfer target for Premier League champions Chelsea, played 91 matches for Valencia, scoring four goals, and is the latest player to join the Serie A giants.

A statement on ?Inter’s website reads: “Joao Pedro Cavaco Cancelo is a new Inter player. The Portuguese moves to the club on loan until 30th June 2018 with an option to make the deal permanent.

“Welcome to Milan Joao and best of luck for this new experience with the Nerazzurri!”

Cancelo joins the likes of Milan Skriniar, Borja Valero, Matias Vecino and Dalbert Henrique in swapping other European clubs for the San Siro, while Luciano Spalletti’s side have also kept star man Ivan Perisic, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.

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The 23-year-old previously played for Benfica, making two appearances in all competitions for the Portuguese side before moving to Spain, and also made his international debut for Portugal in 2016.

Cancelo was part of the Portugal squad that finished runners-up in the European Under-21 Championship in 2015.

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Inter Milan Prepare for Summer Clearout as Two Forwards Head for San Siro Exit

?Inter Milan are prepared to let two key strikers leave the club, as they look to overhaul their squad before the transfer window closes at the end of August. The San Siro sleeping giants are believed to be prepared to part ways with both Montenegrin powerhouse Stevan Joveti? and tenacious youngster Gabriel Barbosa, who is more commonly known as ‘Gabigol.

According to reports from Italian football expert Gianluca Di Marzio, La Liga side Sevilla are in pole position to sign Joveti?, after the player impressed during a loan spell at the Andalusian side last season. Gabigol meanwhile has a host of admirers, but Benfica or Malaga look to be the frontrunners in securing his signature, after talks with Sporting Lisbon have slowed.

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Inter started the summer transfer window slowly, watching on as their stadium-sharing rivals AC Milan embarked on an astonishing transfer spending spree bringing in the likes of Italian legend Leonardo Bonucci. Inter have upped their action in recent weeks, bringing in big signings such as left-back Dalbert for £18m, defender Milan Skriniar for £20m and Matías Vecino for £21.6m.

While 18-year-old striker Facundo Colidio has joined the club from Boca, it is thought that the clearance of Joveti? and Gabigol is a move to free up funds and space for an expensive new striker to lead the line for I Nerazzurri. Mauro Icardi is the club’s first-choice striker, but a strong back-up option is needed if the club are to challenge for the title this season.

Inter opened their 2017/18 Serie A account in style, thrashing Fiorentina 3-0 at the San Siro.

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Valencia Complete Season-Long Loan Signing of Inter Midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia

?Valencia have officially completed the season-long loan signing of Geoffrey Kondogbia from Inter, with the Spanish club holding an option to buy at the end of the campaign.

Kondogbia joined Inter from Monaco in the summer of 2015 after impressing in the Champions League in the preceding months.

The move to the Mestalla marks the 24-year-old’s second move to Spain after a short spell at Sevilla in 2012/13. He was still only a teenager at the time, but returns to La Liga more experienced.

Kondogbia played only 50 of Inter’s 76 Serie A games over the last two seasons.

He will add depth to midfield options that already include Dani Parejo, Carlos Soler, Alvaro Medran and Nemanja Maksimovic.


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Inter Boss Luciano Spalletti Admits Defender Andrea Ranocchia Will Leave Club ‘With Regret’

?Inter coach Luciano Spalletti has admitted that defender Andrea Ranocchia will leave the club “with regret” when two new centre-backs are signed.

The 29-year-old returned to the club for pre-season after a spell on loan in the Premier League with Hull City, but he is now set for a permanent exit.

Spalletti is looking to significantly strengthen his squad after Inter finished in a disappointing seventh place in last season’s Serie A.

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“Normal market? We did well in preseason, the players showed they were professionals, they listened and put [their professionalism] into practice,” the Coach told Rai Sport, quoted by ?Football Italia.

“Sometimes [the market] is wrong, but it’s normal. If you tell me that Inter have €200m to spend, Spalletti would be the king, Sanchez, Vidal and Nainggolan would all come…

“Still, I have a great team and club at my disposal. Something’s missing, mainly in defence, but the directors know and are working on it. We need two centre-backs.

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“After that, Ranocchia will go elsewhere with my regret. That’s his situation, even he’s an exceptional lad and a good player.

“Brozovic? He’s a player that knows how to find space in the final third and has the legs to keep going. He’s an all-rounder.”

The Italy international joined the club from Genoa in 2011 for €18.5m, but struggled to establish himself and departed on loan spells to his former club and Sampdoria. 

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Ranocchia has made over 150 apperances for Inter, winning the Coppa Italia in his first season.

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Versatile Inter Star Could Make £30m Chelsea Switch After Conte Gives Go Ahead to Proposed Move

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has given the go ahead for the Blues to make a bid for Inter Milan midfielder Antonio Candreva.?

The Mirror, have reported that the Serie A side are ready to sell the Italian for a fee of around £30m, with Candreva himself being keen on the move to team up with his former national manager for a second time.

Conte sees the 30-year-old as the perfect man to play right-wing back as he looks to bolster his thin squad ahead of their title defence and with the return of European football to the Bridge, more squad depth is needed after naming an inexperienced squad in their first two games.

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Candreva only join Inter last summer from Lazio but an inconsistent first season and arrival of new manager Luciano Spallettii has seen him pushed towards the exit doors of the San Siro with Chelsea ready to swoop in.

As well as signing the Italian, Conte is keen to thrash out a deal to finally bring Danny Drinkwater to London having already seen a £15m move for the England international rebuffed by the Foxes.

Drinkwater is said to be desperate on a move to the champions but is yet to play this season due to a thigh injury that he picked up in pre-season meaning Craig Shakespeare and Chelsea are unwilling to negotiate on a potential £40m deal.


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Chelsea have several targets they are hoping to conclude before the August 31st deadline, including wantaway Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk and Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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