Today’s La Gazzetta Dello Sport are reporting that Andrea Stramaccioni’s Inter could look towards Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh on loan as a possible back-up to Diego Milito. The Nerazzurri manager Strammacioni has made it clear that the club will dip into the market in a bid to sign reinforcements in the striking department and increase their depth in an area that severely lacks it. As Inter remain in the hunt for titles on all three fronts, their ambitions will be backed by their ability to invest in the winter transfer window.
Chamakh has been out of favor with Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal this season and is struggling to record any sort of game-time with his only appearances coming in meaningless ties or the Capital One Cup. The striker who was heavily linked with a move to West Ham a few days ago has now seemingly found himself on Inter’s radar. While Arsenal might be keen to offload the Moroccan attacker, a move to Inter doesn’t look likely for now.
Remaining in Italy, Serie A Champions Juventus have rescinded the contract of Brazilian veteran Lucio, the official website stated. This news comes across as no surprise and has been on the cards for quite some time now despite his arrival in Torino just four months ago. Lucio who arrived from Inter on a Bosman, has struggled to break into the starting eleven this season and has racked up just four appearances for the Bianconeri. Lucio was signed on as a squad player but that is a role he is seemingly not content with and has left the club in search of guaranteed first-team football.
This news comes just a few days after reports in Italy suggested that Lucio had left the club’s training camp in Vinovo. The 34 year old former Bayer Leverkusen man could move back to Germany or his homeland, Brazil, to see out the rest of his career. Salvatore Bocchetti and Hugo Campagnaro are some of the names doing the rounds as possible replacements that Juventus could target.