Inter Milan has been the surprise of the 2012-13 Serie A season. In the Serie A preview that I collaborated on with several other top Serie A writers this past August, Inter was ranked third overall (I ranked them fifth on my own ballot). Most writers thought the same thing: Inter would be a good team, but despite their own protestations to the contrary, no one thought that the club would challenge for the top spot on the table, which was expected to be dominated by Milan, Napoli and Juventus.
But young manager Andrea Stramaccioni has taken the nerazzuri on a fantastic run, culminated by last weekend's ending of Juventus' incredible 49-match unbeaten run in Serie A—a win that brought Inter into second place in the league, only a point behind their Derby d'Italia opponents.
Still, Stramaccioni's work is not done. Juventus figures to improve during the January transfer window, particularly in the striker area, and Inter must respond in kind if they want to chase the Italian champions down and regain the scudetto.
What moves might Stramaccioni and president Massimo Moratti make? Let's look at some of the most recent news regarding Inter's possible activity in the January window.