PHOTO: Highly Rated Brazilian Full-Back Dalbert Undergoes Medical at Inter Ahead of Proposed Move

?Inter Milan look all set to announce the official signing of Nice left-back Dalbert after the club tweeted images of the star undergoing a medical.

The Nerazzurri have stolen a march on the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Juventus and look to have gotten their man, should he pass his medical as expected.

Dalbert enjoyed a fine campaign in Ligue 1 last season and won a lot of admirers for his attacking displays with Nice.

The 23-year-old is joining for a fee in the region of £18m, which seems like a snip in the current market, and he will follow in the footsteps of the legendary Roberto Carlos as a Brazilian left-back to ply his trade at Inter.


The news of his imminent official announcement will go down well with Tottenham fans, who had to digest reports on Tuesday that the Serie A giants were eyeing Danny Rose.

Dalbert’s move to Italy might be more of a snub to Juventus than anyone else – Arsenal signed Sead Kolasinac for free earlier in the summer and Liverpool recently captured Andy Robertson.

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The Bianconeri are facing a fight to keep hold of another Brazilian left-back in Alex Sandro, with Chelsea reportedly an interested party.

Dalbert will become their fourth significant summer signing following the arrivals of Borja Valero, Matias Vecino and Milan Skriniar.


Jose Mourinho Comments on Failure to Sign Ivan Perisic From Inter: ‘That’s Football’

?Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho seems to be nonplussed over losing out on Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic.

The Portuguese manager had identified the 28-year-old Croatian winger as one of his main attacking targets this summer, but Inter were just as keen on having him in their squad and Mourinho was unable to recruit the player.

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Asked for a comment on missing out on Perisic, the former Chelsea gaffer told Premium Sport (H/T ?Football Italia): “That’s football.”

Mourinho also previously coached the Serie A side, and having led them to the treble in 2010, he’s still quite fond of the club.

While he does wish Inter the best of luck in every game they play, he would obviously prefer to be on the winning end if his team ever had to face them

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“If I was playing against Inter tomorrow I’d want to win,” he added. “They’re strong, they put up a good defence to keep someone who’s an important player for them. That’s football.”

“The truth is that since I left, all Inter Coaches have had the same messages from me. I want them to win trophies for the Interisti, and when I say Interisti what I mean is us.

“He [Spalletti] received the same message I gave to Gasperini, Ranieri, Mazzarri… with all those who came to Inter there are too many to name.

“I hope Luciano can give stability to the team and win something for us.”


Mourinho will lead his team out against Real Madrid in the UEFA Supercup on Tuesday. He is surely hoping to kick his second season at United off in style, and a win over the Champions League holders would really help.


Emre Mor’s Loan Deal to Inter Milan Nearing Completion

?Turkish starlet Emre Mor is on the brink of joining Italian club Inter Milan on a two-year loan deal from Borussia Dortmund, according to ?La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Mor, a target for Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton – as well as several others, could possibly complete the switch to Serie A this week, having reportedly agreed terms following positive negotiations with Walter Sabatini.

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The loan deal also includes a €15m obligation, which should see things stamped as permanent after two seasons, and the player should be making his way to Italy on Tuesday to finalise the transfer by way of a medical.

Muzzi Ozcan, the player’s agent, has since confirmed the agreement agreed upon by his client and Inter.

“We have reached an agreement with Inter,” he said.

“The truth on the rumours linking him with Napoli is that the club simply wasn’t interested.”

Offers from AS Roma and Fiorentina were reportedly rejected in favour of a move to the San Siro outfit, who are seeking to get back into the thick of things near the summit of the Serie A table next season.

Rivals AC Milan have strengthened considerably, bringing in several new players, while Juventus still look to be in great condition to retain the league title. 


The addition of the BVB winger, though, could see Inter’s fortunes change in that regard but the player must seize his opportunity with both hands.


Sevilla & Marseille Both Interested in Signing Underused Inter Striker Stevan Jovetic

Montenegrin International and former Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic is attracting interest from two high profile European suitors in Marseille and Sevilla. With no place for him at Inter under new coach Luciano Spalletti, the club are looking to sell. 

Having been on loan at Sevilla for six months, the Spanish side want to make the deal permanent going into the new season as Jovetic bagged seven goals in all competitions for them. Meanwhile, Marseille are looking to hijack the move with their own bid, with the hope of him partnering new arrival Valère Germain. 


While Oliver Giroud remains Marseille’s number one target, they have turned to Jovetic with the hopes of securing another signing before the window closes, according to L’Equipe. Jovetic has gained the reputation of a ground hopper ever since leaving Fiorentina in 2013, where he scored 40 goals for the club. 

As previously mentioned, Jovetic is not a part of Spalletti’s plans as he is already equipped with captain Mauro Icardi to lead the line. Jovetic’s most recent celebration having scored against Chelsea in pre-season indicated the player wants to stay and fight for his place, but the manager and board are ready to cash in. 

Sevilla reportedly turned down the opportunity to activate the option to buy Jovetic at the end of his loan, with the hope of securing the player at a lower price. The price stated was €14m but both clubs will be keen to secure Jovetic at a lower price given Inter’s desperation to sell. 


Brazil Legend Ronaldo Reveals How He Succeeded Where Others Failed & Why He Retired in 2011

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo says tireless practice and a bottomless desire helped set him apart from other young footballers growing up.

Ronaldo is regarded as one of the finest footballers ever, having won two World Cups and two Ballon d’Or awards, and the ex-Barcelona man says his desire to be one of greatest players from a young age helped him make the grade at the highest level.

He told ?the Players’ Tribune: “?For right then, I was still just one of the other little boys in our town known for playing football.


“And I mean playing all the time. Maybe, looking back, that’s what made me different from all the other kids in Brazil who wanted to be footballers. I wasn’t just dreaming of being the greatest, but actually, truly believing it. That I really could be … one of the best who ever played.”

“I laugh thinking about it, because I don’t know where it came from, or where that thinking started.

“It was just … life … from the moment I first kicked a ball.”

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The former Real Madrid forward also revealed he practiced for hours in his family’s garden as he looked to fulfil his ambition of becoming a professional footballer.

He added: “I looked at every opportunity as a step toward becoming a professional football player. It was like a menace in my head. I couldn’t think of anything else — as much as my parents wanted me to focus on school. 

“And after that first year playing futsal, all the other steps seemed to fall into place. Part of it was luck … a lot of it was dedication. I began training the next year with São Cristóvão football club. And by the time I was 13, clubs were already looking at me. 

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“So I went to Belo Horizonte to play for Cruzeiro. When I was 15, I got my first invite to train with the national team. When I was 16, I made my professional debut for Cruzeiro. And the next year, in 1994, I went to my first World Cup with Brazil. Like I said, it all happened so fast.

“And as much as I wanted all of it, every moment still felt like a surprise, in a way. I didn’t know what a timeline for becoming a professional was supposed to be like. There’s no plan or handbook. Sometimes it felt like I went from one day playing at school and in our backyard, to practicing with Bebeto.

“Then the World Cup came. How can I describe that 1994 World Cup? Or that team?”

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The 40-year-old says his decision to retire in 2011 came after a whole host of injury and health problems made it difficult for him to play at the level he wanted to.

He said: “For me, football was always about seeing how far I could push myself and I feel I did that for as long as I could. I had made it through another knee injury and I joined Corinthians. 

“But when other health problems made it difficult to not only play, but also to breathe, and stand up, and walk … I knew I had to stop. If I couldn’t be the player that I wanted to be on the pitch, if I couldn’t have the same feeling, then I couldn’t be out there at all.

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“In 2011, I needed to make a decision. I knew that I needed to say goodbye to football. At least, to my time on the pitch.

“But football — it’s like an addiction. For players. For fans. For everyone. It’s why it just grabs so many people all over the world. So I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about that since I’ve stopped playing. I think about what the sport gave to me.”