Inter Milan: 5 Rumoured Summer Transfers Nerazzurri Fans Would Love to See
Inter Milan are currently beginning the start of a new era, and although it has been a turbulent season for the Nerazzurri, Massimo Moratti, despite the funds drying up, continues to strive to rejuvenate the squad.
Inter is a huge club, and they will be able to attract some outstanding talent this summer in a bid to return to the top of Serie A.
The third Champions League place could alter what calibre of players that the Nerazzurri can sign, but there will always be a certain prestige surrounding the club.
There is great talent within Serie A and from further afield, so Inter can be optimistic that they can recycle the squad further this summer and build towards a scudetto challenge again.
Here are five names that Interistas would love to see arrive at via Turati.
Ruben Botta, Tigre
Inter have always had an affiliation with players from Argentina and it is common practice for the best young talent to be linked with the Nerazzurri.
Ezequiel Schelotto's reaction to scoring in the Derby della Madonnina two weeks ago was indicative of how special the Nerazzurri are to certain Argentine players who aspire to follow in the footsteps of Javier Zanetti, Diego Milito and Esteban Cambiasso, to name a few from the last decade that have flourished for Inter.
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Australian journalist Dan Colasimone, English journalist Sam Kelly, English football commentator Paul Sarahs and Argentine football fan Mariano Capalbo discuss the Inter target:
Aaron Lennon, Spurs
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Aaron Lennon would be highly effective in Serie A when you consider how much freedom he would be allowed to carry the ball, and The Express believe that there is interest in the winger from Inter.
Lennon enjoys getting on the ball and knocking the ball past his opponent and beating him in a foot race, which he would be able to do much more often in Italy than the Premier League.
With 3-5-2 becoming such a popular formation, the space for a wide player picking the ball up from deep behind the left-midfielder is there to be exposed by the quickest of players.
Jonathan Biabiany is a similar player to Lennon and has proved to be highly successful as a winger under Roberto Donadoni.
The 25-year-old would provide something different for the Nerazzurri and that is how they can rejuvenate the squad, thinking outside of the box and aiming to return to the top with an original plan.
Douglas, FC Twente
Douglas is one of the most highly rated centre-backs in Europe, and the Brazilian appears to be ready for the next step up in his career after a highly successful spell with FC Twente.
The 25-year-old is available on a free transfer and would provide a huge upgrade in that department at the San Siro.
Juan Jesus and Andrea Ranocchia are talented, but they are always capable of making big errors at inopportune moments.
Physically dominating and capable of organising a back line, Douglas would be perfect to build Inter's defence around and Sky Sports reveal that the player has his sights set on the Nerazzurri after rejecting a move to Anzhi.
Samir Nasri, Manchester City
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Inter could potentially provide that platform for the 25-year-old, as Antonio Cassano has recently been involved in a bust up with Andrea Stramaccioni, so the Nerazzurri crave a creative force to weave their attacks.
The Metro reveal that Inter could offer City £20 million for the player that cost the Premier League champions £25 million two years ago.
Mauro Icardi, Sampdoria
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Mauro Icardi is the hottest young striker in Serie A right now and is being touted around the league in a potential big money transfer this summer.
Inter Milan appear to be at the front of the queue and Sky Sports believe that Inter will step up their interest this summer to snap up the heir to El Principe, Diego Milito.
The 20-year-old has eight goals in 20 Serie A matches for Sampdoria, including a famous double at the Juventus Stadium when Samp stunned the champions to claim a famous win.
Milito is currently sidelined with a serious knee ligament injury, and Inter need to find a replacement for the long term, given that even if the former Zaragoza star returns, he is 33 years old and entering the autumn of his career.
Icardi appears to be a ready-made replacement for Milito and is already showing that he can succeed in Italy, so a move for the Argentine would be relatively risk-free.