Inter 'to include £13m anti-Juventus clause in Icardi's PSG deal'

Inter Milan ‘to include £13m anti-Juventus clause in Mauro Icardi’s PSG deal’ as Italians ensure they will be compensated if the striker goes on to join their rivals

  • Inter Milan have put a £13million anti-Juventus clause in Mauro Icardi’s PSG deal 
  • The Italians have ensured they will be compensated if he goes on to join the club
  • The striker is set to complete a permanent switch to Paris after a season on loan
  • The deal is thought to be worth around £45million with £6million in add-ons 

Inter Milan will include a £13million ‘anti-Juventus’ clause in Mauro Icardi’s Paris Saint-Germain deal in order to ensure the striker does not join their rivals in the future.

The 27-year-old has spent the current season on-loan with the French champions and is reportedly set to complete a permanent switch for a fee of £45million with £6million in add-ons.

But Inter have taken steps to ensure they are compensated if the forward goes on to join Juve in the future, according to Goal.

Inter Milan are set to include a £13million ‘anti-Juventus’ clause in Mauro Icardi’s PSG deal

The Italians have taken steps to ensure they will be compensated if he joins Juve in the future

The report claims the club would receive around £13million if Icardi made his way to Turin.

The Argentine’s option-to-buy clause expires on Sunday but Sky Italy claim PSG have reached a deal with the Italians.

Reports suggested the club have agreed a £170,000-a-week four-year contract with the Argentine which would see him earn in the region of £8million a year.

Reports suggest the club have agreed a £170,000-a-week four-year contract with the striker

Juve were one of the other teams interested in signing the forward but he is bound for Paris

The striker has managed 20 goals and four assists in all competitions this season as PSG were crowned champions following the early cancellation of the Ligue 1 season due to coronavirus. 

Icardi’s contract at Inter runs until 2021 but he has always been set to leave after a falling out with the club’s board and a clear indication from Antonio Conte that he is not part of his future plans.

Juve were one of the other clubs interested in a move for the forward along with Premier League sides Arsenal and Chelsea. 

Conte’s team have also been linked with a move for PSG striker Edinson Cavani who is out of contract in June.

There had been suggestions that PSG could opt to offer the Uruguayan a new deal as a cheaper alternative to shelling out for Icardi but the striker seems bound for Paris.  

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Inter Milan 'offer three-year deal to Edinson Cavani'

Inter Milan ‘offer three-year deal to Edinson Cavani’ as they sneak ahead of Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Newcastle in race for PSG star

  • Inter Milan are thought to be leading the race to sign PSG striker Edinson Cavani 
  • The forward is out of contract in June with several clubs chasing his signature 
  • Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Newcastle have also been linked 
  • But a longer and secure deal could be more tempting for the 33-year-old 

Inter Milan are leading the race to sign Edinson Cavani after offering the striker a three-year deal, according to reports.

The Paris Saint-Germain star, who is out of contract this summer, has been linked with a move to Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Newcastle but could be on his way to Serie A.

According to French outlet L’Equipe, Antonio Conte’s side are prepared to offer him a secure future with a three-year deal.

Inter Milan are leading the race to sign Edinson Cavani after offering him a three-year-deal

The PSG striker is out of contract this summer and has been linked with several different clubs

It would be a bold move by the Italians with Cavani set to be 36 by the time the contract expired.

The report claims Inter are the favourites to secure his signature because of his previous experience in Serie A with Palermo and Napoli.

Newcastle would perhaps be able to offer him more playing time but the Italians are likely to have Champions League football next season.

A longer deal may be more tempting to the forward who would be 36 by the time it expired

Manchester United and Atletico are also in the running but the proposition of a longer deal may be more tempting. 

Cavani was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in January but a move failed to materialise and he ended up staying in Paris.

However, reports last month suggested the forward was open to extending his contract with PSG with the club looking at saving money in the transfer market.  

The Uruguayan has managed seven goals and three assists in all competitions this season after featuring more heavily since the turn of the year.

France’s Ligue 1 season was cancelled at the end of April due to the pandemic with PSG being awarded the title.

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AC Milan and rivals Inter given green light to tear down San Siro

AC Milan and rivals Inter given green light to tear down iconic San Siro as Serie A giants move a step closer to building joint-funded 60,000-seater arena as part of £1.1BILLION proposal

  • AC Milan and Inter Milan are planning to build a new joint-funded stadium  
  • City rivals want 60,000-seater state-of-the-art arena on the San Siro site 
  • They moved closer to ambition with green light to knock stadium down 

Italy’s heritage authority has given the green light to tearing down the iconic San Siro arena.

Their decision removes a major obstacle to AC and Inter Milan’s plans to replace it with a new stadium.

Both Milan clubs, respectively owned by U.S. fund Elliott and Chinese electronic retailer Suning, last year filed a request to jointly build a new 60,000-seater stadium in the San Siro area.

The San Siro is an iconic arena shared by Inter Milan and AC Milan but it will be torn down

This mock up shows the £1.1billion redevelopment plan for the San Siro and surrounding area

The new stadium is the key element in a wider £1.1billion real estate plan for the district, which includes demolishing almost all of the historic San Siro arena, home ground of both the city’s top-flight clubs.

Although approval from heritage authorities is not the final decision, it is an important step towards implementing the plan.

According to an opinion from the authority to the Milan municipality which owns the site, the arena does not have any architectural significance that would prevent its demolition. 

Inter and AC Milan want a joint-funded project to build a new 60,000-seater stadium

They plan on spending £1.1billion on redevelopment and the stadium is a key part of that 

Following several redevelopments, only a small remnant of the oldest part of the stadium, built in 1926, is left.

The clubs and the municipality have been in talks for months to try to find a compromise over plans to replace the nearly century-old arena, sometimes dubbed ‘La Scala del Calcio’ – a reference to Milan’s famous opera house.

City representatives, including Milan’s mayor Giuseppe Sala, had repeatedly questioned plans to tear down San Siro and the clubs have modified initial projects which would have seen the entire stadium demolished.

Plans under discussion include tearing down most of the old arena but keeping part of it as a kind of city landmark around which the clubs would build new sport facilities available to the public.

The ground is sometimes called ‘La Scala del Calcio’ – a reference to the famous opera house

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Real Madrid, Bayern and Inter to host the 'Solidarity Cup' in 2021

European giants Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan club together to play the ‘Solidarity Cup’ in 2021 to raise money for medical staff fighting coronavirus in Italy and Spain

  • Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Inter Milan will play a new tournament in 2021 
  • The European Solidarity Cup will raise money for medics in Spain and Italy  
  • Both European countries have been hugely affected by the deadly disease  
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Bayern Munich have announced it will host the European Solidarity Cup – Football for Heroes with Real Madrid and Inter Milan in 2021 with the proceeds from the tournament set to be donated to hospitals in Spain and Italy. 

Both countries have been badly affected by the coronavirus and the clubs are seeking to show support for the medics fighting the deadly disease on the front line and are attempting to raise money to buy supplies. Spain has suffered more than 27,000 deaths while Italy has had over 32,000 fatalities. 

Depending on the state of the pandemic next year, the European giants are planning to host a group tournament with each team playing one game in Madrid, one in Munich and one in Milan. 

Bayern Munich will star in the European Solidarity Cup to raise money for coronavirus relief 

Real Madrid will also participate and will host a game at the Bernabeu when it starts in 2021

Germany has fared better than many countries in Europe throughout the crisis – with more than 177,000 infections but keeping their death toll much lower at around 8,000. Their lockdown has been eased as a result with the Bundesliga now back in action behind closed doors.  

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said it was clear to see the huge toll that the virus has had on life in Spain and Italy and that the club wanted to do its part to show support due to its ‘special relationship’ with both countries. 

‘The corona pandemic has also hit Europe hard,’ Rummenigge said. ‘We have built very good relationships with many clubs through many Champions League games, and we made friends with some of them. 

The tournament could see the likes of Romelu Lukaku for Inter and Eden Hazard for Madrid 

‘Despite all the suffering and problems in Germany, we may be lucky that our health system is resilient in this crisis. 

‘However, we also saw the terrible pictures from Italy and Spain, both countries were among the hardest hit in Europe. 

‘We Germans have a very special relationship with both countries, Italy and Spain are among our preferred holiday destinations.’ 

Bayern Munich are planning to invite thousands of doctors and nurses to watch the games 

When Bayern play at the Allianz arena, it is planning to invite thousands of nurses and doctors to watch the game against Real Madrid to show their appreciation.     

‘Sisters, nurses and doctors in particular are doing outstanding things for society during this time,’ says Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. ‘We want to take this into account, which is why it is called “football for heroes”. 

‘FC Bayern will invite 5000 nurses, nurses and doctors to the Allianz Arena to play against Real Madrid. We, the three clubs, want to show our heroes our appreciation, respect and thanks.’

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Christian Eriksen's Inter future in doubt after just months at club

Christian Eriksen’s Inter stay goes from bad to worse with future cast into doubt while club consider move for Sandro Tonali… as former Tottenham star continues to live at training ground during lockdown

  • Christian Eriksen has seen his future at Inter cast into doubt after four months 
  • The Serie A side are continuing to recruit in his position, despit January move 
  • The Dane has endured a nightmare during lockdown, living at the training base 

Christian Eriksen has seen his Inter future thrown into doubt after less than half a season in Italy, with the club continuing to make player’s in his position priority transfer targets.

At the end of the season, the Italian club will complete a permanent move for midfielder Stefano Sensi from Sassuolo for over €20million while Marcelo Brozovic and Nicolo Barella will also remain with the club.

In Inter’s three-man midfield, the available roles are already over-subscribed.

Christian Eriksen’s future at Inter is in doubt, with the club continuing to buy in his position

Gazzetta dello Sport reported Inter’s interest in Tonali on Thursday morning

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the former Tottenham midfielder has already begun to doubt his future in Italy. 

It is making a difficult situation worse for Eriksen. 

He has not had the time to find a new house in the northern Italian city and revealed he has been stuck living at Inter Milan’s training complex due to the lockdown.

The former Tottenham midfielder explained, according to The Sun: ‘I thought of talking to Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young, but they already had families to look after, and 14 days sleeping on someone’s sofa is too long.

‘Instead, I ended up staying at the club’s training structure with a chef and five members of staff who chose to quarantine themselves in order to protect their families.’

Bought for €20million in January with a contract worth €10m a year, Eriksen’s contract was a vote of confidence from his side. 

That wage, however, weighs like a boulder on the economic accounts of a company that continues to invest in that same position after betting on the Dane’s ability to slot into a 3-5-2 formation. 

Antonio Conte wants Arturo Vidal and Sandro Tonali are both top targets for Italian coach. 

Brescia forward Sandro Tonali is thought to be a top target for Inter when the window opens 

Eriksen is understood to be adamant that he does not want to become a reserve for Barella or Tonali, and wants to play.

Above all, he feels the club are not showing him the respect he deserves after accepting Inter’s proposal in such a delicate moment for his career. 

At the resumption of individual training there will be a frank dialogue between Conte, the club and the player. Eriksen did not choose Inter to remain on the bench.  

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Lautaro Martinez asks Inter to 'only consider offers from Barcelona'

Lautaro Martinez ‘asks Inter Milan to only consider offers from Barcelona’ with Argentine star ‘to snub moves to Manchester City and PSG’ in order to team up with compatriot Lionel Messi

  • Lautaro Martinez is wanted by Barcelona, Manchester City and Paris St-Germain
  • However, the Inter Milan star will only join Barca if he leaves the Italian club
  • Martinez has reportedly asked Inter to not consider approach from City or PSG
  • The Catalan giants view the Argentine as Luis Suarez’s long-term replacement 

Lautaro Martinez has told Inter Milan to not consider any approaches from Manchester City or PSG as he has his heart set on Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.

While the Argentine striker is happy with his surroundings at the San Siro, the possibility of linking up with compatriot Lionel Messi in LaLiga seems to good to pass up – and Barca are desperate to make it happen.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants are heavy favourites to land the 22-year-old after Martinez asked Inter to only entertain approaches made by the Nou Camp outfit.

Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo report Lautaro Martinez only wants a move to Barcelona

The 22-year-old striker will reportedly snub moves to Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain

While it would stand Barcelona in good stead of signing the striker, the two clubs will still need to agree on a price, with Inter valuing Martinez at around £97million.

Barcelona see Martinez as Luis Suarez’s long-term successor at the club, who is now a target for MLS clubs should he decide to move on.

The reigning Spanish champions are also exploring ways seal the deal for Martinez and could be ready to offer players plus cash in exchange for the striker.

Barcelona full-back Nelson Semedo could be used as bait in luring the Argentine to Nou Camp

Right back Nelson Semedo could be used as bait in a move for Martinez while Arturo Vidal and Antoine Griezmann have also been mooted as possible chips to be bargained with.

Martinez has netted 16 goals in 31 appearances for Inter this season and was particularly impressive in the Champions League where he scored five times in six games.

His current deal runs through to June 2023 after signing from Racing Club in the summer of 2018. 

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Romelu Lukaku says ’23 out of 25′ Inter Milan players showed coronavirus symptoms last year

Romelu Lukaku says “23 out of 25” players in Inter Milan’s first-team squad had coronavirus symptoms at the end of 2019 but were not tested for the virus.

Italy is among the worst-affected countries amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the country’s first official cases reported on January 31.

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No members of the Inter Milan squad have confirmed to have had the virus, but in an Instagram Live interview with Belgian television channel VIER, Lukaku said players returned from time off with what appeared to be symptoms weeks before the virus had taken hold.

“We had a week off in December, we returned to work and I swear that 23 out of 25 players were ill. I am not kidding,” said the Belgium international.

“We played against Radja Nainggolan’s Cagliari (on January 26) and after about 25 minutes, one of our defenders had to leave the pitch. He could not continue and almost fainted.”

Though his name was not mentioned by Lukaku, Milan Skriniar was substituted after 17 minutes of that game.

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Romelu Lukaku doubts Premier League return, Mason Greenwood praise and discusses Antonio Conte

Romelu Lukaku says he doubts he will return to the Premier League but hinted at a future move to the MLS or former club Anderlecht.

Lukaku played for four different clubs in the Premier League before sealing a move to Italy when he left Manchester United for Inter Milan in a £73m deal last summer.

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He scored 113 goals in 252 matches for United, Everton and West Brom. He made just two league appearances for Chelsea.

Lukaku was asked in a Twitter Q&A: “Will you ever play in the Premier league again & will it be back at Everton?”

He replied: “I don’t think so but I loved my time at Everton for real.”

The 26-year-old did hint at future moves to the United States or back to Belgium, where he began his career.

Asked if he would consider playing in the MLS, he responded with a ‘thinking’ emoji.

When asked about following in Vincent Kompany’s footsteps and returning to Anderlecht, he replied: “For sure.”

Lukaku praises Greenwood

Lukaku appears to be keeping an eye on his former clubs.

When asked who he rates as the best young player at United, he singled out 18-year-old Mason Greenwood – who has 12 goals in 36 appearances.

“That boy cold,” said Lukaku.

Lukaku picked out Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount when asked the same question of Chelsea, and was keen to point out his appreciation for both of his former clubs.

“Both experiences were good,” he said. “One club gave me an opportunity to come to England and learn from my idols.

“The other came at the right for me to make a step up and play in the Champions League.

“[Playing at Old Trafford is] something you can’t describe.”

Lukaku: Conte gave best team talk

Lukaku says current manager Antonio Conte has given the most inspiring team talk in his career, despite having played under Jose Mourinho, Ronald Koeman and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

He added: “When we were 2-0 down against AC Milan. He didn’t scream at all, he told us what to do and where to find space and we did the business.”

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Inter Milan 'looking into possible deal for Everton striker Kean'

Inter Milan ‘looking into possible deal for Everton striker Moise Kean’ as they look to replace Barcelona-bound Lautaro Martinez as Juventus ‘add Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik to shortlist’

  • Kean has scored just one goal for Everton since £25m move from Juventus
  • Inter Milan are reportedly interested as they look to replace Lautaro Martinez
  • Their CEO Beppe Marotta knows Kean, 20, well from his time at Juventus
  • Meanwhile, Juventus ‘have shortlisted Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik’  

Inter Milan ‘are looking into a possible deal for Everton striker Moise Kean’ as they look to replace the outgoing Lautaro Martinez this summer.

Martinez has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona and Inter are assessing their options to replace a player who has scored 16 goals this season.

According to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, the experienced figures of Dries Mertens and Olivier Giroud are under consideration.

Italian newspaper Tuttosport report Inter Milan’s interest in signing Everton striker Moise Kean and Juventus’ chase of Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik

Moise Kean has scored just one goal for Everton since his £25million signing from Juventus 

But 20-year-old Italy international Kean, who only joined Everton from Juventus last August, has also emerged as an option.

Kean has scored just one goal in 26 appearances for the Toffees as he has struggled to live up to his £25million transfer fee.

The striker is well known to Inter chief executive Beppe Marotta from their time together at Juventus and Kean’s name cropped up in a recent conversation between Marotta and the player’s agent Mino Raiola.

Inter Milan are looking for replacements for their Barcelona-bound striker Lautaro Martinez

Arkadiusz Milik (right), the Napoli forward, is being considered by Juventus 

Tuttosport also report that Juventus are considering Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik as they look to bolster their forward line this summer.

The 26-year-old Poland international is well known to Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri after their time together at the Stadio San Paolo.

It seems unlikely that Milik will extend a Napoli contract that expires next year and Juventus have reportedly put him on their shortlist alongside Mauro Icardi and Gabriel Jesus.


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Inter Milan 'want Griezmann in swap deal with Barcelona for Martinez'

Inter Milan ‘want Antoine Griezmann in swap deal with Barcelona for Lautaro Martinez’ as Italian giants hold firm in battle over their prized asset

  • Inter Milan want a swap deal involving Antoine Griezmann for Lautaro Martinez
  • Barcelona are desperately trying to sign the Argentine striker this summer
  • They see him as the long-term replacement for Luis Suarez as the main striker
  • Reports also suggest Barcelona could offer his release clause plus Arturo Vidal 

Inter Milan want Antoine Griezmann in a sensational swap deal with Barcelona for striker Lautaro Martinez.

Barcelona see the Argentine as the long-term successor to Luis Suarez and he is their priority transfer target this summer.

The 22-year-old arrived in Milan just two years ago for £19.5million from Argentine side Racing Club and still has three years left on his current deal with Inter. 

La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Inter would consider swapping Lautaro Martinez with Antoine Griezmann 

And Inter are reluctant to let their prized asset go though after he has emerged as one of their key players thanks to 16 goals across all competitions so far this season.

But, according to Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport on Tuesday, Inter would consider a swap deal with the Catalan giants if it was to include Griezmann.

The Frenchman only moved to the Nou Camp last summer for £108m after drawn out negotiations with Atletico Madrid.

But his form has been far from consistent, with just 14 goals in 37 appearances, and his failure to strike up a partnership with Lionel Messi has led some to consider his future already. 

It is thought Barcelona want Martinez to slot in alongside Messi and Griezmann and provide competition for Suarez before he calls time on his playing career so it remains to be seen if they would consider Inter’s proposal.

Barcelona are desperate to sign Martinez, the man they expect to vill Luis Suarez’ void

Griezmann has struggled to form a partnership with Lionel Messi in his first year at Barcelona

Barcelona would be willing to throw midfielder Arturo Vidal into the deal though, according to Corriere dello Sport. 

They claim Barcelona are willing to meet Martinez’s €111million (£97m) release clause and are willing to involve the Chilean midfielder in the deal.  

While reports continuously link Martinez away from the club, Inter’s vice-president Javier Zanetti believes the striker is ‘happy’ at the club and is confident they can keep hold of the Argentine.

‘At Inter I see him happy, he identifies with the club,’ Zanetti told ESPN

‘We believed in him. I see his future at Inter.’ 

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