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Inter Milan’s New Kit Is Drop Dead Gorgeous, Sees Return Of Yellow ‘Pirelli’ Sponsor (Photos)

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Incey's not impressed. He's seen it all before

Inter Milan have unveiled their new kit for 2016/17 today and, by criminy, it's an achingly handsome affair.

Bedecked in traditional nerazzurri stripes, the home kitsees the return ofyellow, as opposed to white, trim hence the return of the yellow Pirelli sponsor, not seen since it graced the front of 2008/09's home shirt.

Chinese billionaire swoops for Inter Milan

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Beijing (AFP) A Chinese billionaire with connections to President Xi Jinping announced a swoop for a majority stake in Italy's Inter Milan on Monday, the most prestigious football club acquired so far by Chinese investors.

Zhang Jindong's Suning retail giant will pay 270 million euros ($306 million) for about 70 percent of the three-time European champions, a landmark move for one of the sport's most famous clubs.

Chinese billionaire swoops for Inter Milan

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Beijing (AFP) A Chinese billionaire with connections to President Xi Jinping announced a swoop for a majority stake in Italy's Inter Milan on Monday, the most prestigious football club acquired so far by Chinese investors.

Zhang Jindong's Suning retail giant will pay 270 million euros ($306 million) for about 70 percent of the three-time European champions, a landmark move for one of the sport's most famous clubs.

Nemanja Vidic released by Inter Milan; Considering offers from MLS

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Inter Milan announced on Tuesday they had cancelled the contract of former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, who had yet to make an appearance this season.

Vidic missed the first half of the campaign after undergoing a hernia operation in August, with the ex-Serbia international now a free agent.

Nemanja Vidic released by Inter Milan; Considering offers from MLS

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Inter Milan announced on Tuesday they had cancelled the contract of former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, who had yet to make an appearance this season.

Vidic missed the first half of the campaign after undergoing a hernia operation in August, with the ex-Serbia international now a free agent.

Stevan Jovetic completes Inter loan move from Manchester City

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Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has completed his loan move to Inter Milan.

The Premier League club have confirmed the 25-year-old has joined Inter on a year-and-a-half loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer.

Jovetic joined City from Fiorentina in the summer of 2013, but has not been a regular in Manuel Pellegrini's side.

Stevan Jovetic completes Inter loan move from Manchester City

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Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic has completed his loan move to Inter Milan.

The Premier League club have confirmed the 25-year-old has joined Inter on a year-and-a-half loan deal, with a view to a permanent transfer.

Jovetic joined City from Fiorentina in the summer of 2013, but has not been a regular in Manuel Pellegrini's side.

Stevan Jovetic poised for switch to Inter Milan

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Stevan Jovetic is set to join Inter Milan after the Serie A side announced he will have a medical on Tuesday.

The Montenegro striker has failed to establish himself at Manchester City and will seek to relaunch his career in Italy.

A post on Inter's official Twitter account read: "@stevanj35 [Jovetic] will arrive in Milan tomorrow before undergoing a medical on Tuesday.

Stevan Jovetic poised for switch to Inter Milan

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Stevan Jovetic is set to join Inter Milan after the Serie A side announced he will have a medical on Tuesday.

The Montenegro striker has failed to establish himself at Manchester City and will seek to relaunch his career in Italy.

A post on Inter's official Twitter account read: "@stevanj35 [Jovetic] will arrive in Milan tomorrow before undergoing a medical on Tuesday.

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure edging closer to Inter Milan move, say reports

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is edging closer to a switch to Inter Milan, according to reports from Italy.

The 32-year-old reportedly said "yes" to the move during a phone conversation with former City boss and current Inter coach Roberto Mancini on Tuesday. All that is left for the deal to be completed is for the two clubs to reach an agreement on the player's transfer fee.

Manchester City’s Yaya Toure edging closer to Inter Milan move, say reports

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Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is edging closer to a switch to Inter Milan, according to reports from Italy.

The 32-year-old reportedly said "yes" to the move during a phone conversation with former City boss and current Inter coach Roberto Mancini on Tuesday. All that is left for the deal to be completed is for the two clubs to reach an agreement on the player's transfer fee.

Newcastle United’s Davide Santon returns to Inter on loan

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Newcastle full-back Davide Santon has completed a loan move back to former club Inter Milan.

The 24-year-old Italian will spend the remainder of the campaign at Inter, who have an option to buy him outright during the summer.

A club statement said: "Newcastle United can confirm that Davide Santon has joined Inter Milan on loan for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign with an option to buy at the end of the season.

Newcastle United’s Davide Santon returns to Inter on loan

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Newcastle full-back Davide Santon has completed a loan move back to former club Inter Milan.

The 24-year-old Italian will spend the remainder of the campaign at Inter, who have an option to buy him outright during the summer.

A club statement said: "Newcastle United can confirm that Davide Santon has joined Inter Milan on loan for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign with an option to buy at the end of the season.

Roberto Mancini wants to sign Yaya Toure at Inter Milan

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Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has expressed an interest in signing midfielder Yaya Toure for his current club Inter Milan.

Toure was hugely influential for Mancini's side during the Italian's spell in charge at the Etihad Stadium from 2009-13.

Ivory Coast international Toure won the FA Cup and the Barclays Premier League under Mancini after joining the club for £24million from Barcelona in 2010.

Roberto Mancini wants to sign Yaya Toure at Inter Milan

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Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has expressed an interest in signing midfielder Yaya Toure for his current club Inter Milan.

Toure was hugely influential for Mancini's side during the Italian's spell in charge at the Etihad Stadium from 2009-13.

Ivory Coast international Toure won the FA Cup and the Barclays Premier League under Mancini after joining the club for £24million from Barcelona in 2010.

Inter Milan Agree Loan Deal For Bayern Munich Winger Xherdan Shaqiri

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Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri will be joining Inter Milan for the remainder of the season.

The deal reportedly will see the Swiss international join the Serie A side on loan, with a forced redemption clause of 12 million euros (£9.4 million) to take hold at the conclusion of the campaign.

Inter Milan Agree Loan Deal For Bayern Munich Winger Xherdan Shaqiri

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Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri will be joining Inter Milan for the remainder of the season.

The deal reportedly will see the Swiss international join the Serie A side on loan, with a forced redemption clause of 12 million euros (£9.4 million) to take hold at the conclusion of the campaign.

Lukas Podolski Completes Loan Move From Arsenal to Inter Milan

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Arsenal have confirmed German forward Lukas Podolski has completed a loan move to Inter Milan for the remainder of the 2014/15 season.

The 29-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Cologne in the summer of 2012, had become frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities, often used as an impact player from the bench by manager Arsene Wenger.

Lukas Podolski Completes Loan Move From Arsenal to Inter Milan

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Arsenal have confirmed German forward Lukas Podolski has completed a loan move to Inter Milan for the remainder of the 2014/15 season.

The 29-year-old, who joined the Gunners from Cologne in the summer of 2012, had become frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities, often used as an impact player from the bench by manager Arsene Wenger.

Inter Milan Reach Agreement For Arsenal Striker Lukas Podolski, Say Reports

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on his way to Inter Milan after the clubs reached an agreement which will see the German international join the Serie A side on-loan for the remainder of the season, according to reports from Italy.

Internazionale director Piero Ausilio is understood to have worked the deal out with officials at the North London club, and Podolski has also agreed to a drop in wages in order to expedite the process.

Inter Milan Reach Agreement For Arsenal Striker Lukas Podolski, Say Reports

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on his way to Inter Milan after the clubs reached an agreement which will see the German international join the Serie A side on-loan for the remainder of the season, according to reports from Italy.

Internazionale director Piero Ausilio is understood to have worked the deal out with officials at the North London club, and Podolski has also agreed to a drop in wages in order to expedite the process.

Ezequiel Lavezzi Fuels Exit Speculation After Failing To Report For Paris Saint-Germain Training

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has failed to report for training ahead of the French champions friendly against Inter Milan tomorrow.

The Argentina international has been the subject of transfer speculation for some time as his relationship with PSG manager Laurnet Blanc deteriorated this season.

Ezequiel Lavezzi Fuels Exit Speculation After Failing To Report For Paris Saint-Germain Training

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi has failed to report for training ahead of the French champions friendly against Inter Milan tomorrow.

The Argentina international has been the subject of transfer speculation for some time as his relationship with PSG manager Laurnet Blanc deteriorated this season.

Fernando Torres Return To Atletico Madrid Being Held Up By Alessio Cerci, Say Reports

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Fernando Torres' return to Atletico Madrid is being held up by midfielder Alessio Cerci's determination to join Inter Milan.

Torres was understood to have been preparing for a trip home to Spain, but has now rejoined his AC Milan teammates as they prepare for their friendly against the newly crowned FIFA Club World Cup champions Real Madrid in Dubai.

Fernando Torres Return To Atletico Madrid Being Held Up By Alessio Cerci, Say Reports

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Fernando Torres' return to Atletico Madrid is being held up by midfielder Alessio Cerci's determination to join Inter Milan.

Torres was understood to have been preparing for a trip home to Spain, but has now rejoined his AC Milan teammates as they prepare for their friendly against the newly crowned FIFA Club World Cup champions Real Madrid in Dubai.

Lukas Podolski Nearing Arsenal Exit As Inter Milan Target The German Striker

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of a switch to Inter Milan, according to various reports emanating from Italy.

The German international has made 13 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this season but only two of those have been starts. Podolski has yet to feature in manager Arsene Wenger's starting eleven during the club's 17 league matches.

Lukas Podolski Nearing Arsenal Exit As Inter Milan Target The German Striker

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Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski is on the verge of a switch to Inter Milan, according to various reports emanating from Italy.

The German international has made 13 appearances for the Gunners in all competitions this season but only two of those have been starts. Podolski has yet to feature in manager Arsene Wenger's starting eleven during the club's 17 league matches.

AC Milan And Atletico Madrid Discussing Fernando Torres Switch, Say Reports

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Reports in Spain and Italy state that AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have opened talks regarding the potential transfer of striker Fernando Torres.

It is understood that manager Diego Simeone sees Torres as the ideal complement to forward Mario Mandzukic and wants to pair the two players in the Atleti's starting eleven.

AC Milan And Atletico Madrid Discussing Fernando Torres Switch, Say Reports

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Reports in Spain and Italy state that AC Milan and Atletico Madrid have opened talks regarding the potential transfer of striker Fernando Torres.

It is understood that manager Diego Simeone sees Torres as the ideal complement to forward Mario Mandzukic and wants to pair the two players in the Atleti's starting eleven.

Roberto Mancini – Are The Golden Days Going to Return For The Nerazzuri?

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Roberto Mancini, or Mancio as he's affectionately known by those around him, is undoubtedly one of the more colorful characters in the beautiful game.

Fresh from his first Serie A victory since returning to Internazionale, Mancini had surprised many when he accepted to return to an ailing Nerazzuri side.

Roberto Mancini – Are The Golden Days Going to Return For The Nerazzuri?

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Roberto Mancini, or Mancio as he's affectionately known by those around him, is undoubtedly one of the more colorful characters in the beautiful game.

Fresh from his first Serie A victory since returning to Internazionale, Mancini had surprised many when he accepted to return to an ailing Nerazzuri side.

Inter Milan Sack Walter Mazzarri; Roberto Mancini Expected To Be Replacement

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Inter Milan have announced that they have relieved first team head coach Walter Mazzarri of his duties. The club released an official statement on their website confirming the sacking of Mazzarri, who had been in charge of Inter for seventeen months.

"FC Internazionale would like to announce that Walter Mazzarri has been relieved if his duties as first team coach," the statement reads.

What We Learned From Week 3 Of The Serie A

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AC Milan and Juventus FC clashed in a sold out Giuseppe Meazza stadium, in what has been the first real big match of this term. With two victories in a row, both teams were at the top of the league together with AS Roma, but in this game we understood that Bianconeri are still a level above Rossoneri.

From Italy: Chelsea offered playmaker to Inter

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Chelsea offered Egyptian playmaker to Internazionale, according to reports in Italy.

Reliable Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has reported that the Blues offered the player to the Italian Serie A giants.

Inter Milan Announce 26-Man Squad For USA Preseason Tour

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Inter Milan has announced their 26-man squad for the team's preseason tour of the United States, which will include games in the International Champions Cup.

Goalkeepers:Tommaso Berni, Juan Pablo Carrizo, Samir Handanovic

Defenders:Marco Andreolli, Juan Jesus, Ibrahima Mbaye, Andrea Ranocchia, Matias Silvestre, Nemanja Vidic, Danilo D'Ambrosio, Dodo

Midfielders: Jonathan, Saphir Taider, Yuto Nagatomo, Fredy Guarin, Mateo Kovacic, Rene Krhin, Zdravko Kuzmanovic, Diego Laxalt, Yann M'Vila, Joel Obi, Ezequiel Schelotto

Forwards:Federico Bonazzoli, Ruben Botta, Mauro Icardi, George Puscas

Out of the squad names, the only noticeable absentee is Rodrigo Palacio — who played in the World Cup Final against Germany.

Inter Milan’s Home, Away and Third Shirts for 2014/15 Season

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Last week, Italian giants Inter Milan released their 2014/15 home kit. With a radical new design and an updated crest, this shirt is something of a break with tradition.

As their nickname suggests, the Nerazzurri are known for wearing equal parts black and blue.

This year, however, they've gone for a predominately black jersey, with thin blue pinstripes.

Uruguayan football

Two articles: a Lucas Alario profile, and Álvaro Recoba’s farewell party

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Two articles: a Lucas Alario profile, and Álvaro Recoba’s farewell party

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Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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The Derby della Madonnina takes center stage on Sunday.

AC Milan and Inter Mialn meet at the San Siro in the weekend's most anticipated matchup. Internazionale sits in fourth on the Serie A table, and a win could vault it into third depending on how Fiorentina performs against Genoa.

However, AC Milan will be riding high after defeating Alessandria in the first leg of the Coppa Italia semifinals, and Inter has only won once in its past five league games.

Everton closing in on former-Chelsea striker

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Everton are closing in on former-Barcelona, Internazionale and most-recently, Chelsea striker, Samuel Eto'o.

The Guardian reports that the Toffees are 'on the brink' of signing the Cameroonian international on a two-year deal following his release from Chelsea at the end of last season.