Beppe Marotta is keeping himself busy in the first part of the summer transfer window, having already secured five signings for the Serie A champions.
Lukaku will return to the club on loan from Chelsea, Mkhitaryan and André Onana will complete free transfers to the Stadio Meazza. Raoul Bellanova is set to sign with the Benamata on an initial loan deal with an obligation to buy from Cagliari, the same formula used for Kristjan Asllani’s transfer from Empoli.
So, how could the Nerazzurri line up next season?
Simone Inzaghi is unlikely to drop his 3-5-2 formation and Lukaku will get his starting spot along with Lautaro Martinez.
Mkhitaryan will give more depth to the squad and will likely become a backup for Hakan Calhanoglu, who had an excellent first season with the Nerazzurri thanks to his 13 assists and eight goals in 46 games across all competitions.
Likewise, Inzaghi will rotate Onana and Samir Handanovic in goal. The Inter captain is expected to sign a contract extension with the club in the coming days. Asllani will likely move to the Meazza from Empoli and will replace Marcelo Brozovic when needed.
Inter collected just two points from the three Serie A games played without the Croat last season. Bellanova will bolster Inzaghi’s options on the right, with Matteo Darmian mainly deployed on the left from next season.
Inter’s potential line-up for 2022-23