Inter want to tie down Marcelo Brozovic to a new contract and have set a clear deadline following his decision to refuse their latest offer.
The 29-year-old Croatian midfielder is one of the most important players in coach Simone Inzaghi’s squad but his contract expires with the club in June next year, so a renewal is needed if he is to remain a core part of the Nerazzurri squad beyond this season.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport earlier today, Inter recently offered Brozovic a contract worth €5.5m net per season plus add-ons, an increase of around €1.5m compared to his current salary.
Despite the raise, the Croatian midfielder politely declined the offer. He recently requested a salary of €7m net per season and so was unconvinced by the new deal, despite the substantial raise.
Brozovic, who is happy to stay in Milan, is wanted by Premier League side Newcastle United, who have recently received the backing of the Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.
Inter do not want this story to drag on for too long, so they have set a clear deadline for the end of January. The Croatian midfielder would be able to sign a pre-contract with a new club from next month onwards, so Nerazzurri duo Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio want to tie down the player to a new deal within the next 30 days.
— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) December 27, 2021