The outgoing news is… not much, but something significant. There is nothing currently in motion regarding the young guys – all youth on the team that started the season with the “first” team is still here. There is talk of inserting half of Livaja in all dealings but there is nothing concrete as yet.
The right side of the Inter backfield might gain significant talent from the sale of Jonathan to someone, anyone in
There are continued talks/meetings/rumors regarding Ricky’s sale. The price is set at around 10 million Euros and there are significant rumors that many clubs are at least interested, one of which from
Silvestre has reportedly turned down a transfer to
Which brings me to the relatively big news of the day which is an official, credible offer for Wes Sneijder came in from Galatasaray. I don’t know that he takes it, but they are a top club in their league and in the Champions League – all of which are what he has considered important to his future club. The last criterion that he desires is a large enough salary, and that’s where we might run into a bit of a snag. There are lots of rumors floating around about this but what is actually “known” is that an offer has come in, it’s at about the right amount that Inter are looking at – rumor has it around 10 million-ish – and that the Turkish club has been given the go ahead to negotiate with the player. Early rumors have the initial salvo by the Turks as 6 mil per year. Does this mean I think Wes will play in
Inter are in significant talks with Atalanta for Schelotto who is a right sided outside player in the same mold that we have all become accustomed for Inter wide players to be like. At first there was a report that the offer was rejected, but that news has changed in recent hours to something more positive. Schelotto would be an improvement on Jonathan, in my inexpert opinion, by a huge order of magnitude, the number not yet discovered or named by mortal men. So I am actually hoping this thing goes through, despite any previous objections I might have had about Schelotto in previous years.
With Castellazzi down for likely a few more months Inter are supposedly in talks with Chievo for
The most significant need of the team in this window is the one with the least amount of “news” (Note the quote marks) thus far. At least one columnist of a sports website has virtually guaranteed that when his 3 game suspension is over,
Apparently there is a real interest in Saponara of Empoli who I mentioned in passing last week in one of those updates I wrote. Apparently he’s a consideration for a right offensive winger position in June. He’s 23 and currently plays in Serie B.
A week ago I wrote that Compagnaro is going to be Inter’s in June, well here are the rumored details: 2 years – option on a 3rd, 1.5 mil per and he’s going in with the knowledge that he’s a reserve. I have no problem with any part of this deal. I know that there is some consternation in the various Inter chat rooms and bulletin boards but I am very happy with these numbers for next year.
Updates as they arrive.
PS - As of this moment 3:30pm Est. Inter Babies are 2-0 down at the half to hosts Liverpool for the last game of the Next Gen Series group stage for the team. Liverpool need a win to advance to the next round. Inter have already qualified.
PPS - At 77 minutes it's 4-1 Liverpool.
PPPS - At this point it looks like Inter will lose this game 4-1 with 2 penalties to Liverpool. Shades of the last time these two teams met in England for the Champions League. Inter played the backups and I think there were expectations of Liverpool working harder for the win than the Inter players, but I don't think this result was anticipated.
PPPPS - reading tweets by Liverpool supporters who think that by