Transfer Rumour: Inter Milan targeting Oscar and Matteo Darmian in January
Inter Milan are currently 8th in Serie A, 12 points behind league leaders Juventus.
As per the latest reports from Calciomercato, Inter Milan are targeting Premier League stars Matteo Darmian and Oscar in January to kick start their season. Inter are currently 8th in the league table, 12 points behind league leaders Juventus.
After parting ways with Frank De Boer, Inter named Stefano Pioli as their new manager who has been promised money to bring quality players to revive Inter Milan's season.
Darmian has been one of Inter’s long-term targets, and may be interested in a move away from Old Trafford given his lack of playing time at Manchester United, and Oscar has also been added to the list after failing to secure a regular starting XI place under Antonio Conte this season.
Inter Milan are confident of using Darmian’s previous Serie A experience to shape their defence while Oscar can provide the spark going forward for the Nerazzurri.
Oscar – The ideal foil for Mauro Icardi?
The Argentine striker has been in fine form this season scoring 12 league goals so far, however, his goals have often been sidelined due to Inter’s poor defence. Another reason for Inter’s slow start to the season is the over-reliance on Icardi to score and create goals for his team.
With Oscar coming in, he could become the focal point of creative play going forward which would allow Icardi to dominate the box and wait for chances to fall to him rather than drop in midfield and look to dominate the play.
On his day, Oscar is one of the most skilful playmakers in the Premier League but the Brazilian has failed to establish himself under the new manager Antonio Conte. Chelsea are willing to cash-in on Oscar, who is valued in the region of £20-25million. Chelsea are also looking for midfield signings in January which has further hinted towards Oscar’s exit from Stamford Bridge.
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Darmian could yet stay at Man United
While Jose Mourinho was not keen on handing Darmian a regular place in his starting XI at the start of this season, a recent dip in the form for Luke Shaw has provided the Italian an opportunity for first-team action at Manchester United.
While Mourinho is yet to sort out his best team at Old Trafford this season, The Special One may be wary of letting go of Darmian, who is still a more than capable and versatile full-back who can play on either flank.
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