Vidic urges Inter to bid for Hernandez

The 32-year-old believes his former Manchester United team-mate would be a “good signing” for the Serie A club this summer

Nemanja Vidic has urged Inter to sign Manchester United striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez.

The Mexico international joined up with Louis van Gaal’s squad for their pre-season tour of the United States earlier this week, although his future at Old Trafford remains unclear after starting just six Premier League games last season.

And Vidic, who joined Inter this summer after spending eight years at United, believes his former team-mate would be a welcome arrival at the Serie A club.

“These things are up to clubs,” Vidic told reporters.

“Obviously, Chicharito will be a good signing for every club and we’d be glad to have him.

“Now we have to focus on this group to get the Europa League qualification. It’s not the Champions League but it’s a very nice competition with a lot of good European teams.”

Ausilio reveals Inter transfer plans

The San Siro club have already added Nemanja Vidic, Yann M’Vila and Dodo to their squad this summer and are in the market for further midfield and attacking reinforcements

Inter technical director Piero Ausilio has revealed the club are targeting a midfielder and striker as they continue to strengthen ahead of the new season.

Nemanja Vidic, Dodo and Yann M’Vila have already arrived at San Siro this summer, while Udinese revealed on Wednesday that Inter are battling it out with Juventus for the signing of winger Roberto Pereyra.

And further signings are set to follow after the club’s technical director discussed their ongoing recruitment drive following the friendly victory over Prato on Sunday.

Ausilio said: “We’re still looking to bring someone in in midfield and up top. But we have a big squad, so we will need to trim down on numbers as well.”

A solitary strike from Ibrahima Mbaye handed Inter a 1-0 win on Sunday, with Inter set to face Real Madrid in America in their next pre-season friendly.

Udinese: Inter and Juventus want Pereyra

The left winger is the subject of interest from two of Serie A’s biggest clubs and looks set for pastures new this summer

Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta has revealed that Roberto Pereyra is a target for Serie A rivals Inter and Juventus.

The left winger has become a key player for Udinese following his 2011 move from River Plate and champions Juve are reported to have agreed a deal that would see Frederik Sorensen move in the other direction.

However, Giaretta has denied the Turin giants are on the verge of signing the 23-year-old and stated that they face a battle for his signature.

Giaretta told Fcinternews: “Is it all done with Juve? No, there is no deal yet and I don’t want to go one way or the other right now.

“He is a very interesting player, so we’re not surprised clubs are eyeing him up. As nothing is confirmed yet, the issue is still wide open.

“Are Juve and Inter the challengers? Yes, there is interest and the situation is open. We haven’t closed the door on anybody yet.”

Vidic makes Inter bow in narrow victory

The former Manchester United man helped to keep a clean sheet as the Nerazzurri saw off Lega Pro 1 team Prato with a 1-0 win thanks to substitute Ibrahima Mbaye’s goal

Nemanja Vidic made his first appearance for Inter in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Lega Pro 1 side Prato.

The former Manchester United captain was named by Walter Mazzarri as part of a strong Inter side, playing in a back three at the Stadio La Pineta in Pinzolo. 

Vidic will face much tougher tests over the coming weeks in Inter’s close-season preparations but played the first half before substitute Ibrahima Mbaye scored the only goal of the game in the second half. 

The 19-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Livorno, headed home from a corner to make it two friendly wins from two for Inter.

Mazzarri’s side got their close-season campaign up and running with a 6-1 victory over Trentino last week but were made to work much harder by Prato. 

Mauro Icardi had the first opportunity – slicing a shot wide of goal with 11 minutes gone – before Mateo Kovacic dragged an effort off target following a surging run. 

Prato, while stoic at the back, struggled to muster opportunities as they went in level at the break. 

Vidic, Zdravko Kuzmanovic and Samir Handanovic made way for Marco Andreolli, Yann M’Vila and Juan Pablo Carrizo at half-time with Mazzarri making further changes throughout the second half. 

The crucial one, however, was Mbaye’s - the young defender nodding the winner within 60 seconds of his introduction. 

Recently appointed captain Andrea Ranocchia was next to be taken off as Mazzarri’s men looked to gear up for the International Champions Cup where they will meet Real Madrid, Manchester United and Roma.

Dodo sets sights on Brazil call-up after Inter switch

The new Nerazzurri full-back believes his transfer from Roma can give him the platform to break into the Selecao side and is eager for domestic and European success with the club

Dodo hopes that his transfer from Roma to Inter can bolster his chances of becoming a regular member of the senior Brazil side.

The 22-year-old made 35 appearances for the Giallorossi after joining from Corinthians in July 2012, with the San Siro outfit prompted to secure an initial €1.2 million deal for his loan and an option to make the move permanent for €9m.

Dodo has represented Brazil both at Under-17 and Ur-20 level and he feels joining the Nerazzurri will bring him a step closer to his first senior cap.

“Inter presented me with a project which I can be more involved in,” the youngster told Corriere dello Sport.

“After call-ups with the U-17 and U-20 sides, I am convinced that Inter will give me the push to get into the national team.

“I was pleased that, after being with Roma for two years, a team like Inter thought me so important. Together with my agent we realised that this was the best option for me and here I am.”

Inter finished fifth in Serie A last term but Dodo belives that, under the ownership of Erick Thohir and with Walter Mazzarri in charge, the club offer an environment for him to develop and win silverware.

“The conditions are good [for me] because Mazzarri gives great importance to the development of the game on the flanks,” the left-back added.

“I was aware of this reputation of our coach and I had no doubts. This is an important project, in the next few years it is expected that the team will be reinforced with new purchases and youth development.

“Thohir said the goal is to win the championship in the next few years. Our goal is to better last year in the league and play well in Europe.

“I want to achieve the goals the club has set and play as much as possible.”

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