Inter Preparing to Rescue Atletico Madrid Misfit Nicolas Gaitan From Spanish Nightmare

?Atletico Madrid outcast Nicolas Gaitan is nearing a move to Inter, according to reports in Italy.

Gaitan has fallen out of favour with Atleti boss Diego Simeone, having made just one start in La Liga this season and a handful of appearances from the substitutes’ bench. Italian news outlet ?Corriere dello Sport claim that Inter could be offering Gaitan a way out of the Spanish capital. 

The player himself is keen on the move, and is on the search for more regular playing time at his new club. A deal with Inter is reportedly close to being agreed if Gaitain’s agent can confirm with Inter that the 29-year-old will get regular game-time. 

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Perhaps Gaitan has one eye on the World Cup in Russia this summer, and sees a move away from Atletico as a chance to be selected for the Argentina squad. 

Gaitain previously spent six seasons at Benfica before his €25m switch to Atletico in July 2016. In his time in Portugal, Gaitan won three Premeira Liga titles, one Taca de Portugal, and three Portuguese League Cups.  

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Outside of Italy, Southampton and West Ham were also said to be considering a move for Gaitan. However, both clubs were reportedly put off the move by Gaitan’s £100,000-a-week wages he is currently paid in Spain. 


Inter Midfield Maestro Joao Mario Reportedly Turns Down Watford Approach

Inter midfielder Joao Mario has reportedly turned down a move to the Premier League after rebuffing Watford’s advances.

The Portuguese international has been linked with Manchester United in recent times after rumours surfaced of a potential swap deal involving United misfit Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

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According to Calciomercato, the central midfielder has now rejected the opportunity to link up with fellow countryman Marco Silva at Vicarage Road, as the Hornets don’t match his European ambitions.

Silva, who enjoyed his greatest success to date whilst in charge of Greek giants Olympiacos, managed Joao Mario for a season during his time at Sporting CP and is reportedly keen to strengthen his midfield options after a poor run of form.


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Joao Mario meanwhile, who signed for Inter in a whopping €40m deal in 2016, is also understood to be on the radar of five-time Europa League winners Sevilla, with a move to Los Rojiblancos said to be more favourable for a player looking to establish himself on the European stage.

Inter are understood to be reluctant to part with the player, but may look to strike a deal with the La Liga outfit as they continue to monitor Joaquin Correa. The 23-year old Argentine has struggled for minutes in Spain this season, with reports suggesting that a player plus cash deal may be offered to the Nerazzurri in attempt to prize Joao Mario away.

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The 24-year old has 31 international caps to his name for Portugal, having represented the Euro 2016 winners at every youth level available.


Inter Milan Midfielder Set to Leave Due to Limited Playing Time With Sevilla Being the Next Stop

Marcelo Brozovic has found his playing time limited in Milan, and therefore, the Nerazzurri may look to offload the midfielder. The Croatian playmaker has made just 14 appearances for Inter this season, contributing to three goals and a single assist. 

Football Italia have reported that to help with their financial situation, Inter have offered Brozovic to Sevilla, who sit 6th within the Spanish league. 


The Nerazzurri have struggled with finances within recent seasons, and to bring in new talent, players must be sold in order to create funds. 

The 25-year-old has struggled to secure a first-team spot this season. Despite this, since joining the club in 2015 from Dinamo Zagreb, the Croatian has gone on to make 83 appearances for Inter Milan. 

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Brozovic may be the creative spark that Sevilla are searching for. Vincenzo Montella’s men will look to improve within the second half of the season, as they currently sit two places lower than they finished in the previous campaign. 

Despite only featuring in seven Serie A starts, Brozovic has demonstrated his creative ability within his limited time on the pitch. On average, the Croatian produces around 1.9 key passes per fixture and 1.6 shots per game. 

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Although the negotiations are in the early stages, Brozovic is likely to be on the move in the near future should he want to play football on a more regular basis. 


Former Chelsea Star Admits Hopes of Return to European Football With Inter After China Move

?Former Chelsea midfielder Ramires has announced he hopes to make a return to European football this January, ?with a switch to Serie A high flyers Inter in the pipeline.

The Brazilian has been plying his trade in the Chinese Super League for the past two seasons since making the move from Chelsea to Jiangsu Suning in 2016 however, at 30 years old he is now keen on making a return to European football.


Speaking to Sky Italy (via ?Sky Sports) Ramires said: “If I had to go back to Europe and do it in a big club like Inter, it would be a happy moment for me and my family, and if it happens I will be ready.

“The question of the hiring not only depends on me, there are different parties involved – the negotiations must satisfy both clubs. I hope we can reach an agreement and go to Inter. I must continue doing well here to hope to return to Europe.”


Since moving to Jiangsu Suning, Ramires has made 70 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals across all competitions however, he was unable to deliver any silverware throughout his time in China, coming close in 2016, finishing second in the league behind Guangzou Evergrande Taobao.

The Chinese Super League has become home to a number of high-profile Brazilians over the past few years, with the likes of Paulinho, Hulk, Oscar, Renato Augusto and Alex Texeira all making China their home

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Should his move come off, the former Chelsea man will follow his old Premier League adversary Paulinho in forging a path back into top European football from China – perhaps hinting that the cash-rich league is no longer the footballing graveyard is has proven to be in the past. 


Italian Report Claims Inter Are Set to Sign Barcelona Midfielder Rafinha

Internazionale are closing in on a loan deal to sign Barcelona midfielder Rafinha in the January transfer window, according to one Italian report.

The Nerazzurri currently sit third in Serie A, nine points behind leaders Napoli. However, their current run of form has been poor and Luciano Spaletti’s side haven’t won a single game in their last seven outings.

According to Gianluca di Marzio, the loan deal for Rafinha includes an offer of a €20m future fee clause for the Brazilian midfielder – who hasn’t played since April 2017 after a series of injuries has seen him sidelined for la Blaugrana.

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The 24-year-old will struggle to find playing time in Catalonia from now until the end of the season. His injuries have hindered him to few chances, and the ?recent signing of Philipe Coutinho will only push him further down the pecking order.

Di Marzio has also reported that the  future fee offered by the Italian side could be deemed to be too low by the La Liga leaders, but a deal to bring him in is still likely.

Inter have picked up just two points in their last five Serie A games after a surging start to the season which saw them unbeaten up until mid-December.

The Nerazzurri manager Spalletti will be looking to invest further and strengthen the squad in order to qualify for the Champions League.

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Inter’s next outing is a mouth-watering fixture against fifth-placed Roma – who sit just three points behind Spalleti’s men.