Inter Milan Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 29

Mikhail Turner@MikhailTurnerContributor IIIJuly 29, 2013

Inter Milan Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 29

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    Inter Milan transfer news and rumours have given us plenty to talk about so far this summer. We'll look to continue bringing you the latest transfer news and rumours involving the Italian club this week.

    With the start of the season getting closer and closer, Inter coach Walter Mazzarri will be looking to finalize his squad.

    Inter have yet to make a big signing, but players like Antonio Cassano and Dejan Stankovic have left the club. Two defenders and two attackers have been signed, but the midfield is yet to see any additions.

    Here's the latest Inter Milan transfer news.


    Last Updated: Thursday, August 1

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AC Milan Signs Matias Silvestre on-Loan

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    Updated: THursday, August 1

    AC Milan has signed Matias Silvestre from Inter Milan on a season-long loan, reports

    Milan moved quickly to snap up the unwanted Argentinian defender, after an injury to Daniele Bonera depleted their ranks. Inter have already added the likes of Hugo Campagnaro and Marco Andreolli to the squad, and will not miss Silvestre as a result.

Livorno Want Inter Youngsters on Loan

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    Updated: Thursday, August 1

    Livorno want Inter youngsters, Samuele Longo and Ruben Botta, on-loan next season reports Football-Italia.

    The recently promoted side recently had another Inter youngster, Alfred Duncan, in the side. The Ghanaian midfielder featured regularly while helping the club gain promotion.

    Longo and Botta are both attacking players, with Longo primarily a forward and Botta capable of playing a variety of positions.

Sunderland in Pole Position to Sign Zdravko Kuzmanovic

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    Updated: Thursday, August 1

    According to the Express, Sunderland is ahead of both West Ham and Aston Villa in the race to sign Zdravko Kuzmanovic.

    The Serbian midfielder has only been with Inter since January and, as quotes from his agent within the Express article indicate, he would like to stay with the Italian club. Kuzmanovic made 13 appearances for Inter last season.

Inter Sign Diego Laxalt

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    Updated: Thursday, August 1

    Sky Sports reports that Inter have confirmed the signing of Uruguayan youngster, Diego Laxalt.

    The 20-year-old played in all of Uruguay's games in the recent FIFA U-20 World Cup, and was a key member of the squad. He will add some much needed youth to the Inter midfield.

    Laxalt will likely play on the left side of midfield and, given his competition for a spot, he may go out on loan, or see limited minutes.


Matias Silvestre Move to AC Milan Not Going to Happen

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    Updated: Tuesday, July 30

    Speaking to Sky Sport Italia(h/t AC Milan vice president, Adriano Gallaini, stated that the club had abandoned its interest in Matias Silvestre.

    As reported by Sky Sport Italia(h/t Football-Italia), Milan were looking towards Silvestre to add depth to a defense hampered by injury. The Argentinian defender is unlikely to get much playing time at Inter this season, but may still move elsewhere.

Ezequiel Schelotto Move to Chievo Still Uncertain

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    Updated: Tuesday, July 30

    Inter winger, Ezequiel Schelotto, may not have a future with the club, but he could be on the move eventually.

    Chievo Verona sporting director, Giovanni Sartori,  gave the latest update on the situation to FC Inter News(h/t Football-Italia), stating that any deal may not happen until the second half of August.

    Schelotto played for Inter during the second half of the 2012/13 season, making 12 appearances in the process.

Southampton Want to Keep Gaston Ramirez

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    Updated: Tuesday, July 30

    Southampton manager, Mauricio Pochettino, has made it clear that Southampton wants to keep Inter target, Gaston Ramirez, reports the Daily Star.

    Ramirez made his name in Italy during a two-year spell with Bologna, and may consider a return to the country. He scored five goals and added three assists in his debut season with Southampton.

    Ramirez also featured for Uruguay during the recent 2013 Confederations Cup.

AC Milan Show Interest in Matias Silvestre

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    Matias Silvestre is a target for AC Milan after a recent injury to Daniele Bonera, according to Sky Sport Italia (h/t Football Italia).

    The Argentinian defender is not expected to play a role at Inter next season, and could well be tempted to move in order to get regular football. He featured 20 times for Inter last season.

Walter Samuel Wanted by Barcelona

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    According to Marca, new Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino is interested in Walter Samuel.

    Central defense is a major cause of concern for the Blaugrana, and the 35-year-old Samuel could be a short-term option to help fix any issues. However, injuries have slowed him down in recent years, and Barcelona would risk having him and Carles Puyol on the treatment table at the same time. That would leave them in a situation similar to the one they are currently in.

    Samuel does have some familiarity with La Liga, as he played for Real Madrid during the 2004/05 season. 

Inter Milan a Possible Loan Destination for Wallace

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    Speaking to Italian site (h/t ESPN FC), the agent of Chelsea and Brazil starlet Wallace stated that Italy is an ideal destination for his client.  

    According to the ESPN FC report, Inter is one of the clubs interested in the right-back, and a loan move to Italy is a possibility.

    The former Fluminense player would add cover on the wings for Inter without providing major competition for the likes of Javier Zanetti.

Sunderland to Renew Efforts to Sign Alfred Duncan

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    According to the Daily Star, Sunderland may again try to sign Alfred Duncan before the transfer window closes.

    The 20-year-old Ghanaian represented his country during the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup, helping his side reach the semifinal, where they lost to eventual winners France. He made his debut for Inter early in the 2012/13 season, then went on loan to Livorno for half the campaign.