Though AC Milan, with their lavish spending spree, have caused the most attention in European football – along with Paris Saint-Germain who signed Neymar for a world-record fee – Inter have also made substantial additions to their squad in Luciano Spalletti’s first window in charge, signing eight new players. This was signed off by their Chinese owners after the dreadful underachievement in finishing seventh last season.

The former Roma man has, to this point, managed to keep Ivan Perisic in his squad, in what is a major boost. The Croatian is wanted by Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho to bring competitiveness to his left flank, but Inter seem to have priced the Premier League hopefuls out of the deal. The 28-year-old brings extra attacking threat and has been a key player for the Milan outfit since joining from Wolfsburg in 2015. If Inter can make a strong start to the season, they will expect to be in contention for a top four place, now that teams finishing there are guaranteed a Champions League place. They will also look to be close to Juventus and Milan in the battle for the Scudetto.

Fiorentina, their opponents on Sunday, finished in eighth last season and were two points behind Inter. They did, however, sell Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino to this weekend’s opponents, and he could make his debut. The 25-year-old will be expected to work on his goal scoring and assisting statistics in order to justify the fee of €24m.

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