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Inter Milan notes & quotes: Jan. 28, 2019

De Paul race opens up, Miranda on the move and much more!

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SS Lazio v FC Internazionale - Serie A
Ciro Immobile of SS Lazio competes for the ball with Joao Miranda of FC Internazionale during the Serie A match between SS Lazio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico on October 29, 2018 in Rome, Italy.
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Old Lady to battle Barcelona for de Ligt

A report from Turin-based Tuttosport suggest Juventus may seek to sign Matthijs de Ligt away from Ajax this summer.

The problem is they may have to battle Barcelona for his signature.

Barcelona has already signed his teammate Frenkie De Jong during the winter transfer window, which could give them a leg up on getting de Ligt.

Belgium v Iceland - UEFA Nations League A
Youri Tielemans of Belgium battles for the ball with Aron Gunnarsson of Iceland during the UEFA Nations League A group two match between Belgium and Iceland at King Baudouin Stadium on November 15, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
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Tielemans could be on the way to Italy

Our brothers at AC Milan Offside are reporting the possibility that Belgium international midfielder Youri Tielemans could be going to AC Milan.

The Monaco midfielder is being looked at by Barcelona and Manchester United, according to the report.

Benatia to leave Juve

Center back Medhi Benatia is out at Juventus after Sky Sports confirmed his €8 million move to Qatar’s Al-Duhail.

The deal also includes an additional €2 million in bonuses.

Benatia has been a part of two Serie A and Coppa Italia titles as well as the Supercoppa for Juventus in his 59 appearances.

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Torino FC v FC Internazionale - Serie A
Simone Zaza (L) of Torino FC is tackled by Joao Miranda of FC Internazionale during the Serie A match between Torino FC and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on January 27, 2019 in Turin, Italy.
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Monaco may look at Miranda

Sky Sport Italy suggests Ligue One side AS Monaco will take a hard look at Inter Milan defender Joao Miranda during the transfer window.

Miranda has found his playing time limited with the arrival of Stefan de Vrij and Kwadwo Asamoah. That coupled with the club’s intent on keeping Milan Skriniar could mean Miranda is out, however, the Nerazzurri would still want to find a replacement for Miranda before he goes.

Udinese v Parma Calcio - Serie A
Rodrigo De Paul of Udinese Calcio looks on during the Serie A match between Udinese and Parma Calcio at Stadio Friuli on January 19, 2019 in Udine, Italy.
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Tottenham out of De Paul race

Calciomercato says that Tottenham Hotspur has bowed out of the race to pick up Udinese’s Rodrigo De Paul, leaving the possibility of Inter Milan signing him stronger.

Picking up De Paul could facilitate a deal for Inter Milan to unload Ivan Perisic to a club like Arsenal.

Belgium v France: Semi Final - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Paul Pogba of France is challenged by Yannick Carrasco of Belgium during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Semi Final match between Belgium and France at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 10, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Where, oh where will he go

Inter Milan general manager Beppe Marotta has confirmed that the club has inquired about signing Yannick Carrasco from Dalian Yifang.

The Belgian international midfielder currently plays in the Chinese Super League after being sold to the club from Atletico Madrid in 2018.

”There has been contact which I would define more as inquiries at the moment. [Sporting director Piero] Ausilio is doing a great job,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia.

He is also generating interest from Arsenal.

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