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Eriksen happy at Inter after understanding Conte’s style
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Eriksen happy at Inter after understanding Conte’s style

Inter Milan midfielder Christain Eriksen has warned rivals of the club that they are building a dynasty. It can be recalled that Eriksen started slowly under Antonio Conte but is now reinvigorated after getting to grips with the methods of the Italian tactician. He didn't have a bright start to life at Inter after his move from Tottenham Hotspur worth £17.5million in January 2020, as there were reports that he would leave the club during this year's winter transfer window. Eriksen had dropped down the pecking order of stars at the club under Conte as reports in Italy suggested that the latter was disappointed with the midfielder's output. In the same month, the CEO of the club Giuseppe Marotta suggested that Inter were willing to listen to offers for the Dane.  READ: Real Madri...
Sweet revenge for Conte as Inter halts Juve’s Serie A title run
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Sweet revenge for Conte as Inter halts Juve’s Serie A title run

The Italian Serie A has a new champion, all thanks to a determined Inter Milan being led by a strong personality in Antonio Conte.  Juventus had dominated the Serie A since the 2011/12 season and were looking for a 10th consecutive league triumph before their former manager, who has now turned out to be a nemesis happened and halted their aspirations for the 2020/21 season. Juventus owned Serie A for close to a decade but their hold on the domestic league has been broken. And what better man to do it than Antonio Conte who Inter Milan went all out to hire in 2019. In his first season, the former Chelsea boss finished second on the log behind Maurizio Sarri's Juventus. They've gone one better this season by taking Juve's place and this is a major improvement for a side that las...
Lukaku won’t leave as long as Conte remains Inter manager
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Lukaku won’t leave as long as Conte remains Inter manager

Romelu Lukaku will not leave Inter Milan as long as Antonio Conte continues as the manager of the Serie A club. The Belgian has scored a whopping 25 goals in all competitions this season and has been linked with a summer departure amid reported interests from some of Europe's heavyweight clubs. The likes of former club Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City have been mooted as potential destinations for the towering forward in the summer. The striker has a contract with Inter Milan until 2024 and the club are readying contract extension talks with a likely salary increase later in the year. It is believed that Lukaku has a strong relationship with Inter manager Antonio Conte, and this is the key reason why the striker wants to continue with the club. READ: Stop picking Odegaa...
Man United reportedly make funny offer for Eriksen
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Man United reportedly make funny offer for Eriksen

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to sign Inter Milan midfielder Cristian Eriksen in January, a journalist has revealed. The playmaker joined the Serie A outfit from Tottenham Hotspur in January in a deal worth £16.9m. The midfielder was expected to take the Serie A by storm but has been limited to just 4 starts for Inter under Antonio Conte this season and he is expected to leave the San Siro this month after being added to the transfer list.  Meanwhile, Ian McGarry of the Transfer Window Podcast has claimed that the Red Devils have made a bid to take the midfielder on loan and pay £1.33m (€1.5m) of his £3.55m (€4m) wage packet. READ: Fikayo Tomori very close to AC Milan move His colleague Duncan Castles reacted to the news with these remarks on the Transfer...
Is it finally time to end Juve’s Serie A dominance?
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Is it finally time to end Juve’s Serie A dominance?

A good number of fans have been hoping for a shift of dominance in Serie A in recent years. Will this be the case at the end of the 2020/21 season? The question is a very difficult one to answer and it has been proven over the years in Serie A. Juventus have wholly dominated the league and there has been nothing that both old and new rivals have been able to do about it. We've seen cases where the other title contenders in the Serie A start the season like a house on fire only to falter when the pressure peaks and Juventus have an easy stroll to the defense of their title. Well, with the way the season is panning out in Italy, we may see a change this year, and what better time than now? This is arguably the best time for other big teams in Serie A to take the battle to the Old...
Conte’s Inter Milan ready for final against Real Madrid
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Conte’s Inter Milan ready for final against Real Madrid

Real Madrid will be facing an Inter Milan side who'll consider the fixture as final when they meet in the UEFA Champions League at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza Stadium on Wednesday night. Both sides occupy the bottom two positions in their group with Real Madrid on 4 points and Inter Milan on 2 points with 3 games played. The Los Blancos won the first leg between the two sides 3:2 and it was a hard-fought one as the La Liga champions lost a 2 goal lead in the game at the Bernabeu before Rodrygo scored the winner. Inter Milan are yet to win in this season's UCL competition and need a win on Wednesday to give themselves a fighting chance and keep themselves in good stead to qualify to the next round of the competition. Therefore, ahead of the game against a Real Madrid side that ha...
Chelsea slap £80m price tag on Kante amid Conte interest
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Chelsea slap £80m price tag on Kante amid Conte interest

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is interested in a reunion with Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante but Chelsea will only consider an exit for the French midfielder if a bid close to £80m is made. It can be recalled that Conte and Kante won the Premier League title together when the latter was in charge at Chelsea and the Italian is keen to have Kante in his ranks as he attempts to battle Juventus' dominance in the Serie A. Kante's influence at Stamford Bridge has diminished since Lampard took over but the English manager is not keen to see him leave as he builds a new exciting team at Stamford Bridge. Regardless, the Blues have slapped an £80m price tag on the 29-year-old Frenchman, possibly ruling out an exit to Inter. Meanwhile, the Blues have been on a spending spree and have al...
Costa says Conte wouldn’t last a season at Real Madrid
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Costa says Conte wouldn’t last a season at Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has opined that former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte's management style is suspicious and is preventing him from establishing himself as a top manager. Costa played under Conte at Chelsea in the 2016/17 season, scoring 20 goals in the Italian's Premier League title-winning debut season at Stamford Bridge. However, they fell out after Conte told Costa that he wasn't part of his plans for the 2017/18 season, and this was believed to be due to Costa's attempt to leave Chelsea in January of the previous season for the highly lucrative Chinese Super League. The Spain international was finally sold back to Atletico Madrid in September in January 2018. It was not long before Conte was also shown the exit door from Chelsea, although he ensured that Chelsea...
Inter Milan eye moves for Chelsea defensive duo
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Inter Milan eye moves for Chelsea defensive duo

Former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is reportedly interested in signing the duo of Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri for Inter Milan. The left-back position has been a major concern for Frank Lampard this season as he has had to choose between the duo. Emerson has made 18 appearances while Marcos Alonso has made 20 appearances, yet, their consistency and performance have been questioned this season. According to The Sun, Chelsea are targeting Leicester's Ben Chilwell and Lampard will have to offload some bodies in that position to create space for any new left-back. READ: Tough times under Mourinho made Rashford a better player Calciomercato have reported via the paper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport that Inter Milan are considering moves for Alonso and Emerson with Conte k...
Inter reach agreement with Man United for Ashley Young
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Inter reach agreement with Man United for Ashley Young

Inter Milan have already reached an agreement with Roma over the Politano-Spinazzola swap deal and are now set to complete the deal that will see Manchester United's Ashley Young make a move to the San Siro. The two clubs are very close to completing the deal and Inter will pay €1.5 million to Manchester United in order to acquire the player in this window. Ashley Young, 34, who is currently a wing-back at Man United had already agreed personal terms with the Nerazzurri but was waiting for the two clubs to reach an agreement. He is expected to arrive in Milan between Friday and Saturday. It is believed that Young will be deployed on the right side while Spinazzola will play on the opposite side. Meanwhile, due to these new arrivals, summer signing Valentino Lazaro will fall further d...