well our fav thread!
Yeah, but you seem to got the spelling wrong. :p
while we were away:
by Nadia Carminati
Internazionale are ready to join the hunt for Philippe Mexes after the highly-rated defender confirmed he wants to quit Auxerre.
Mexes is one of the most sought-after stoppers in Europe and has attracted a wealth of interest across the continent.
Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Marseille are all admirers of the France international.
Italian giants Inter are now understood to have entered the race to sign the centre half at the end of the season.
Though Mexes is under contract at Auxerre until 2006, he is hoping to secure his exit from the club in the summer.
His preference is a move to Spain, with Italy his second choice, meaning Inter will have to be at their persuasive best to tempt Mexes to Giuseppe Meazza.
"I want to leave but I don't know where I'll go," Mexes told Le Parisien.
"The ideal thing will be a club which plays in the Champions League each year.
"In which country? In order, Spain, Italy and England."
Lamouchi hints at Exit
by Patrick Haond
Internazionale's French midfielder Sabri Lamouchi has admitted that he is considering a future away from the Serie A giants.
Lamouchi has started just six games this season under Alberto Zaccheroni and now the talented midfielder has revealed that he received several offers to leave the Giuseppe Meazza in the January transfer window.
With Inter awash with talented midfielders, the former Parma favourite may be tempted to take up one of these options in the summer, with Perugia, Tottenham, Lazio and Paris Saint Germain all reported to have enquired about the player's availability.
''The offers came during the last week of Mercato, but I didn't want to make a rushed decision,'' Lamouchi told L'Equipe.
''At the end of the season I will still have two years left on my contract but if the situation is still the same in June, then I will be open to any proposition.''
The veteran midfielder also revealed that his complaints to the club's management often fell on deaf ears and that he retained the fitness and desire of his early playing days.
''On a physical level I am fine,'' pleaded Lamouchi. ''The problem is that I don't play a lot, contrary to previous seasons.
''It is not easy to live with. I try to remain as professional as possible, but Zaccheroni replies that my arguments are not valid.
''I could understand his decision if the team was at the top of the rankings but as this is not the case, I can't understand it.''
Lamouchi has indicated that he would entertain a return to French football and was positive in his reflections, regarding the current state of the French top flight.
''During Mercato, French clubs proposed for me to join them and Le Championnat is getting more and more exciting.''
We cant mess up the Mexes deal we really need someone at the back like we all noticed this season and u dont have that many young talent out there..so lets hope after messing up the Nesta and Chivo deal that we learned our lesson.
Ziyad Of Boston
IMO Mexes should be our number 1 target during the summer. After such a poor defensive season riddled by injuries we definately need a young talent in the backline and Mexes is the answer. Hopefully Facchetti, Moratti, and Branca see things like I do
And on Lamouchi, if we let him go we should bring back Dalmat
Though if no one else in our midfield is leaving then we should buy (if we haven't already) Cambiasso (wheres that star emoticon :tongue: )
IMO in the summer we shouldnt do any transfers but only buy 1 young defender. I would like Mexes or Vidic. :smile:
We should really try and keep this group together because thats the only way we are gonna win something and IMO Zacheroni should stay next season and stupid media has to stop talking about Inter and our tranfers and coaching change. :tongue:
mexes is good,
I think stam will join us.... , if mexes join us as well, somebody will probably leave...
We might get rid of Gamarra but if we are bringing someone in then another defencement has to leave. Depending whether we'll use a 3 or 4 man defence Canna could leave. However i feel one of Materazzi and Adani would have to go to clear up some space. We can't have 3 players in the sweeping position, not that it's impossible but someone will complain about lack of playing time and we should avoid negativity. It's really hard to choose between Materazzi and Adani since both are character guys and play their heart out. My choice will be Adani since he is a bit younger and is tends to score more than Matrix. Also, i think Adani could be used in a defensive midfield position since he has the ability. Cuper played him once i think (second game against Brescia??) and he did well.
I dont think we should get rid of either Adani or Matrix...we all saw this year we need them both..Gamarra is a goner becuase of his contract i think as well as Canna maybe..But why should we get rid of the first too when they always play their hearts out and both do score...Matrix was our top scorer for like the first four games :wink:
Ziyad Of Boston
Sampdoria coach reveals Inter Milan ambition
tribalfootball.com - March 5, 2004
Sampdoria coach Walter Novellino has admitted he sees his future as trainer of Inter Milan.
"Next Sunday we will face Milan and will try to bring home a positive result. But in my destiny I see myself guiding Inter," said Novellino.
While expressing a simple wish, it's understood Novellino's name is on Inter's shortlist of candidates to replace Alberto Zaccheroni at the end of the season.
Lazio's Roberto Mancini remains No1 choice, but Novellino is in the frame as an alternative if Inter director Massimo Moratti fails to land good pal Mancini in the summer.
I think the summer transfer market will all depend on whose coaching next season.
TI AMO INTER
With the midfielders we have, I think that we should play with back 4 next season. Thus, I donít mind these players for our defence :
Gamarra's contract with Inter will end and Cannavaro ?? Well, I want Inter to play with back 4, and for back 4 I don't think that we will need Cannavaro as we akready have Cordoba. Well, it depends on our future coach ! :smile:
i want us to get Mexes... i don't know if he's that good, but in my CM game, he's god... :tongue: but we definitely need a good defender next season... Gamarra will be gone, that i agree, but Cannavaro??? noooo... we're gonna regret selling Canna for the rest of our lifes if we sell him next season...
Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.
I've actually seen Mexes on several occasions this year.
And trust me, he's not that good. At least he hasn't been this year.
I kinda don't like his style of play, imo he's a mixture of Cannavaro and Lucio. That's actually a perfect way to describe Mexes.
On the positive side, he's agressive and rough, with decent ball control, but unfortunately there are too many negative aspects of his game.
He's got these offensive Lucio runs, but usually they end up in nothing and instead the opponent end up counterattacking. Then just as Canna, sometimes he just isn't focused enough, and his positioning play is a bit rusty at times.
Something just tells me that he isn't what we need..
Christoph Metzelder on the other hand..
We should go for METZELDER !!
Hey Mixi, that's great to hear from you !! :grin:
coz of this :
UNITED BACK ON MEXES TRAIL
by Graeme Bailey
Manchester United are back on the trail of Auxerre's outstanding Philippe Mexes - who will be departing the French club this summer.
The 20-year-old has been told by Auxerre that he will be sold this summer and this has once again been confirmed by his representative Oliver Jouanneaux.
"Auxerre have told us that Philippe will be sold this summer," he told skysports.com.
The news comes after United dispatched chief scout Martin Ferguson to watch Mexes - a player they have been tracking for almost a decade - in action against Paris Saint German on Sunday.
Mexes is one of the best young defenders in Europe and clearly a number of clubs will have him high on their shopping list this summer.
Reports in France had suggested that Mexes wanted a move to Spain, but Jouanneaux insists that England is still likely to be first choice for his talented client.
"There were reports saying Spain was Philippe's preferred move, but that is not true," he continued.
"I think, and having talked with him, that the English style would be best for him as he would have more time to play - which is what he is good at."
Jouanneaux also emphasised that Mexes will take time in deciding his future.
"It is nice when clubs are watching, but Philippe does not get carried away with this sort of thing," he continued.
"He will be expecting to play at a good club in the Champions League, but essential will be what the club and the coach has to say to him.
"We don't know who will want him in the summer or who will come in for him.
"We know who has watched him, and Manchester United for instance already know him well as he went there about five years ago.
"Many clubs will not make themselves known, as they already know what Philippe can do and will probably wait until after Euro 2004.
"All this speculation is not unusual and he knows how to live with it."
The likes of Arsenal, Internazionale and Juventus have all been linked with Mexes in the past few years and it is unlikely that any one club will have a straight run at the stylish French stopper.
Barring injury Mexes will be in the France squad for Euro 2004 - and it is unlikely his future will be resolved before the player flies out to Portugal.
I see Euro 2004 as the key place for us to decide who to sign, I really want some cool ass kickers to be signed by Inter.
Lo Scudetto will return.
All transfers should be decided defintely before Euro2004 because we can save a huge amount of money with this way.Originally Posted by A#10
\"Inter is a lovely illness which leaves eternal scars\"
I agree with antti. On metzelder it would be a big risk with the injury he has and all.
Cambiasso confirms Real exit Friday 5 March, 2004
Esteban Cambiasso has moved a step closer to joining Inter after he admitted he is on his way out of Real Madrid.
"It all seems very clear to me," said the 23-year-old. "Other players here at Real are extending their contracts but nobody from the club has yet to contact me."
The Argentine only has a matter of months left on his present deal with the Spanish giants and a free transfer looms.
A host of clubs across Europe are interested in the youngster even if an Inter move looks the most likely according to reports.
The Nerazzurri have been continually linked with him over the past few months but Arsenal and Chelsea are also keen.
However, Cambiasso insists that he doesn’t yet know what colour shirt he will be wearing next season.
"It is now up to me to analyse the offers that are proposed to me," added the South American.
Real have had a busy past month where they have extended the contracts of Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo.
Talks suggests that Luis Figo and Roberto Carlos are next in line to be handed new deals
well if almeyda does retire We will proberly get him or Perrotta!
That will depend on them. If they agree to the rotation policy that will be great for us.Originally Posted by Ziyad