Inter need to sell Lazaro and Dalbert to avoid losses

Inter have Kristjan Asllani arriving for his medical, but now the time has come to sell Henrique Dalbert and Valentin Lazaro without making a loss.

The Nerazzurri are very active on the transfer market, securing Henrikh Mkhitaryan as a free agent from Roma, Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea at a cost of €8m plus bonuses and Asllani from Empoli.

That deal is a loan with obligation to buy for a total €14m and he is expected to have his medical in the middle of next week, signing a five-year contract at San Siro.

All these incoming players mean the pressure is on to sell and raise fresh funds.

There are some problems here, because Dalbert and Lazaro risk becoming very expensive mistakes.

Dalbert cost €21m from OGC Nice in 2017 and failed to make an impact both for the Nerazzurri and during his loan spells at Fiorentina, Stade Rennais and Cagliari.

They also owe Nice 20 per cent of his sell-on fee, all of which means they need to get €5.8m in order to avoid making a net loss.

Because of that, Nerazzurrisiamonoi are reporting that Dalbert could return to Nice.

Lazaro is an even more difficult case, as the 26-year-old was purchased from Hertha Berlin for €22.4m in 2019, but was loaned out within six months to Newcastle United, then Borussia Monchengladbach and Benfica.

His contract runs to June 2024 and Inter must bring in €8.4m from his sale.

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