Inter Milan Transfer Tracker: Week of June 24 News and Rumours

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIJune 24, 2013

Inter Milan Transfer Tracker: Week of June 24 News and Rumours

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    As the summer progresses, Bleacher Report will continue to bring you the latest transfer news involving Inter Milan.

    The big clubs in Europe are usually subject to all sorts of transfer rumours, and the Italian club falls into that category. Inter usually makes big moves in the transfer market, and that will be expected again this summer.

    New Inter coach Walter Mazzarri will be looking for players that will fit into his preferred 3-5-2 system.

    Here's some of the latest transfer news regarding Inter.

     

    LAST UPDATED: FRIDAY, JUNE 28

     

    Unless otherwise stated, all statistics courtesy of ESPN FC and WhoScored.

Inter Interested in Aleksandar Dragovic

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    Updated: June 28

    Both Sky Sports and Goal.com have linked Inter Milan with a move for Basel defender, Aleksandar Dragovic.

    New Inter coach, Walter Mazzarri, may be looking for a youthful addition to the squad's defensive unit, and the 22-year-old Austrian would fit the bill.

    Dragovic has been a key member of Swiss side since joining midway through the 2010/11 season.

    His speed and strength would make him a good fit for Mazzarri's three-man defense, and he could be a long-term replacement for players like Walter Samuel.

Antonio Cassano Close to Inter Move

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    Updated: June 28

    According Sky Sports, Antonio Cassano is close to a move to Parma.

    The Italian forward may move to Parma in a deal that brings Ishak Belfodil to Inter Milan.

    Cassano has only been at the club for one season, scoring nine goals and assisting 12 times in all competitions. A move to Parma would mean Cassano has played for seven teams throughout his career.

     

Inter Interested in Micah Richards

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    Updated: June 26

    Numerous sources, including the Daily Star and ESPN UK, have revealed Inter Milan's interest in Micah Richards.

    Inter boss, Walter Mazzarri, reportedly sees the Manchester City defender as a great addition for his defense. Richards would bring speed, tenacity and strength to Mazzari's three-man defense, as well as plenty of experience.

    Richards sat out most of the 2012/13 season due to injury, but has been a constant selection for City since breaking through in the 2005/06 season.

Ishak Belfodil Interested in Inter Move

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    Updated: June 26

    Inter Milan club president, Massimo Moratti, told the club website (h/t Parma" target="_blank">Sky Sports) that the club was close to signing Ishak Belfodil. 

    Antonio Cassano may head the other way should the deal be completed.

    The Parma striker is an attractive prospect for the club, given his age, and had a decent 2012/13 season. He scored eight goals and added four assists in 34 games last season.

Antonio Cassano May Head to Parma Instead of Genoa

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    Much has been said about Antonio Cassano's future in recent times.

    All that speculation may come to an end soon, as Goal.com recently reported that talks are at an advanced stage between Parma and Inter concerning a transfer for the striker.

    That deal could see Parma forward, Ishak Belfodil, head the other way.

    Genoa has been one other team linked with the Inter striker, but Sky Sports reports that move is now unlikely given the negotiations with Parma.

Spurs May Beat Inter to Paulinho

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    Both Sky Sports and the Daily Mail report that Tottenham have submitted a bid for Paulinho, and are waiting on a response from the Brazilian midfielder.

    Paulinho has spoken in the past of his interest in a move to Inter, see here on ESPN FC, but Spurs may be the front-runners for his signature at the moment.

    The Corinthians midfielder is unlikely to make a final decision on his future until the Confederations Cup has concluded. Inter may look to make a bid for him in that time.

Inter Advised to Sell Samir Handanovic

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    Former Inter goalkeeper, Gianluca Pagliuca, has advised his club to cash in on Samir Handanovic if they receive a good offer, reveals Goal.com.

    The Slovenian goalkeeper has been linked, according to Sky Sports, with a move to Barcelona. The 28-year-old is one of the best goalkeepers in the Serie A, and only joined Inter at the beginning of the 2012/13 season.

    Handanovic was one of the bright spots in an otherwise disappointing season for Inter, and it's unlikely the club will let him go regardless of what offer they receive.