Top 10 Inter Milan January Transfer Targets

James RiggioContributor INovember 4, 2010

Top 10 Inter Milan January Transfer Targets

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    Internazionale of Milan are one of the wealthiest clubs in the world.

    President Massimo Moratti has never been afraid to dig deep into his wallet to bring some of the best players on the planet to his Appiano Gentile training headquarters and Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.

    Inter may make a few moves to bolster the side during the January transfer window.

    Here are some players that might end up with Inter.

Edin Dzeko

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    Volfsburg striker Edin Dzeko has been rumored to be headed to Italy for quite some time.

    After once being heavily linked with AC Milan, it appears that Inter and Juventus are the favorites to capture the Bosnian center forward.

Lionel Messi

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    The chances of Messi moving from Barcelona are slim. The chances of Messi leaving in mid-season are even smaller.

    But if there is one club that he would leave Barcelona for, it is believed to be Inter Milan. Inter has a strong Argentine presence, led by captain Javier Zanetti.

Andrea Ranocchia

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    Inter generally shies away from bringing in Italian players. But the club already co-owns the 6-foot-5, 22-year-old defender who is on loan at Genoa.

    Ranocchia is expected to make his Italian National Team debut soon.

    While Inter is deep across the field, Ranocchia is actually a player the club can use given that its four main central defenders (Lucio, Walter Samuel, Ivan Cordoba and Marco Materazzi) are all over the age of 30.

Simon Kjaer

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    Danish central defender Simon Kjaer of German side Wolfsburg is just 21, but he is already wanted by many of the top clubs in the world.

    Having already excelled in Serie A last season with Palermo, he is a player Inter certainly is monitoring.

    A Kjaer-Ranocchia central defense combo could become one of the best in the world.

Javier Pastore

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    The attacking midfielder is just 21 and already a superstar with Palermo.

    Although he would be a perfect fit for AC Milan as a replacement for Ronaldinho, Inter is certainly going to make an attempt at acquiring the Argentine star, whose value seems to increase as each week goes by.


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    Kaka has not played a match this season for Real Madrid, which has not lost a beat under Jose Mourinho.

    Therefore, the Brazilian playmaker could move elsewhere. Inter has Wesley Sneijder and isn't in need of an attacking midfielder.

    But the club is upset that several of its past stars, including Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, have jumped ship to rivals AC Milan.

    So, Inter may try to get revenge by bringing in Kaka.

Alexis Sanchez

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    Udinese's Alexis Sanchez has been mentioned as a transfer target for Manchester United.

    Arguably Chile's best player in the World Cup, Sanchez, who will be 22 in December, would be an upgrade to Jonthan Biabiany as a wing midfielder in Inter's 4-2-3-1 system.

Giuseppe Rossi

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    The American-born Italian is not a true center forward, but could feature on the left side of Inter's three-man attacking midfielder group.

    Rossi wants to return to Italy, and while Inter reportedly isn't on the top of his list, chances are he would have a difficult time saying no to the defending champions of the UEFA Champions League.

Philippe Mexes

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    A transfer for the French defender has been discussed, and Mexes may no longer figure into Roma's long-term plans.

    Perhaps a fresh start would help him get his career back on track.

Gareth Bale

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    Inter is well aware of the abilities of the Welsh left back, who has been dominating in the UEFA Champions League.

    However, getting him to leave the Premiership will not be easy.