Inter Milan have been very busy in the transfer market so far with the loan signings of German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski from Arsenal and Swiss international Xherdan Shaqiri from Bayern Munich. Newly appointed manager Roberto Mancini was vocal about the lack of wingers in the Inter squad when he took over from Walter Mazzarri in Novemmber. At this point no one can blame Erick Thohir of not backing the new manager and these two quality additions might well help the Nerazzurri make a charge towards the third place after a desperately poor start to this campaign. Xherdan Shaqiri At the age of 23, Shaqiri has already played 41 games on the international stage and has the best years of his career ahead of him. A versatile player who has the experience of playing on either flank as well as behind the front man, Shaqiria s signing represents the cluba s biggest signing of intent since winning the UEFA […]

Podolski accuses Arsene Wenger of not showing respect following his departure to Inter on loan from Arsenal. Podolski, 29, joined Arsenal from Cologne in 2012 for A?11 million. The German international failed to find a place for himself in the starting line-up and has now left on loan for Inter Milan. The forward claims that while leaving the club, Arsenal boss Wenger did not even call or say goodbye to the departing player. Speaking to the Sun, Podolski said: a He [Wenger] said nothing to me. He did not call me or say goodbye. I dona t need flowers or a kiss from him. But it is about respect, about saying goodbye. For me respect is important. Maybe he had other problems with me.a Podolski, who made just two starts for Arsenal this season, neither of which came in the Premier League, said that he was happy in North London but lack of opportunities led to him exiting the club […]

Lukas Podolski inches closer to a move away from Arsenal after travelling to Italy to hold talks with Inter Milan. The German international is expected to complete a loan move to the Serie A side. Podolski, 29, was pictured arriving at the Linate airport in Milan on Friday evening, where he was greeted by a large number of Inter fans. The forward was seen sporting an Inter scarf. He said: “I can’t express in words my gratitude towards Arsenal fans for all they have done for me in my years in London.” “Please know my heart always holds a place for you. I’ve loved every minute playing for Arsenal and I hope I have left my mark on the club and fans alike. Hopefully we shall meet again.” The World Cup winner has failed to start a single Premier League game for Arsenal this season and missed the New Yeara s Day defeat at Southampton due to a a tight […]

Tottenham managerAi??Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he is happy with the current squad and could refrain from signing new players come January. The 42-year old is yet to spend aAi??huge amount of money on a single player as the manager and could continue that trend. He said,Ai??ai???January is not about whether we sign a player or not. I am happy with my squad. ai???I never put pressure on the club to sign a player. As head coach I try to explain to the chairman and the sporting director my thoughts and after we decide together what is best for the club.ai??? Pochettino’s most expensive signing so far is left back Ben Davies after having signed from Swansea for a fee ofAi??ai??i??12.65m. He spent wisely in the summer as he strengthened almost every area of his team. Ben Davies ai??i??12.65m Federico Fazio ai??i??10m Benjamin Stambouli ai??i??5.90m Michel Vorm ai??i??5.69m Eric Dier ai??i??5m DeAndre Yedlin ai??i??2.60m Pochettino’s signings at Tottenham so far […]

Juventus dropped points at home against Sampdoria while Inter Milan recorded their first league win under newly appointed coach Roberto Mancini. Roma secured a vital away win at the Marassi while Milan were thoroughly impressive in their 2-0 win over Napoli. High-flying Sampdoria end Juventus’ 25-game Serie A home winning streak The league leaders and champions hosted fourth-placed Sampdoria in the afternoon kickoff on Sunday with both teams losing only once this season. The Blucerchiati were the last team to win against Juventus at their stadium back in January 2013. Max Allegri had to use Angelo Ogbonna in defence as Giorgio Chiellini was suspended while Fabrizio Cacciatore , who scored last season against Juventus for Hellas Verona,started in place of Lorenzo Di Silvestri. Juventus began the match on the front foot and deservedly took the lead in the 12th minute when Patrice Evra rose highest to nod in his first goal for the Old Lady since his move from Manchester […]