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Thursday April 3 2014
Inter plan summer strategy

Samir Handanovic, Ricky Alvarez, Fredy Guarin and Mauro Icardi are the players Inter reportedly could sell in the summer.

La Beneamata are expected to make changes to playing staff in what will be new owner Erick Thohir’s first summer transfer window.

The Gazzetta dello Sport today are running the line that the Indonesian’s plans for the team have certain players already identified as transferable, others as certain to remain and some still in the balance.

It is understood that goalkeeper Handanovic is a possibility to leave at the end of the season, if a suitable offer from one of the apparently interested clubs comes in. Manchester City are rumoured, with the 29-year-old Slovenian valued at €20m.

Meanwhile, Alvarez is seen as available should anyone come in with €11m, with the club open to his departure at just a €2.5m profit for the inconsistency they have deemed his performances to have.

Despite recently agreeing a new contract, rumours of Guarin’s possible sale are reiterated by the Gazzetta, whilst Icardi is also seen as available, should a significant offer come in for the forward.

At the same time, there is a list of players who Thohir and his cohorts have identified as safe for the coming year and they include Palacio, Juan Jesus, Hernanes, Kovacic, Andreolli, D’Ambrosio, Campagnaro, Carrizo and Botta.

The list of those players in the balance, however, is headed by Andrea Ranocchia, whose situation over a possible renewal or sale will be assessed in the summer and depend on form and how he is used from here on out.

Zdravko Kuzmanovic is listed as available for offers at around €7m, whilst Inter will assess in the summer the possibility of taking Rolando from Porto on a permanent deal, with his purchase clause at €4.2m.

Esteban Cambiasso’s future apparently depends on both the technical staff’s view on the midfielder as well as the player’s willingness to perhaps take a pay-cut, but it is seen that compatriots Walter Samuel and Diego Milito are certain to leave to return to Argentina, whilst Javier Zanetti will take on a director’s role to end his playing days.

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