Inter’s plan to balance the books

by | Jun 7, 2021 10:40

Inter patron Steven Zhang has reportedly planned to make €70m on the transfer market and cut total costs by 15 per cent.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reveals the Nerazzurri President’s plan at the Giuseppe Meazza this summer, where he expects a positive difference between entries and exit.

The newspaper believes he is looking to make a profit of €70m on the transfer market this year and will cut the total cost of labour with 15 per cent, mainly through player wages.

And the report believes a large part of the €70m will come from a sale of Achraf Hakimi, who within the next 10 days could leave the fashion capital and in all likelihood move to PSG.

Chelsea are also interested in the full-back, but only the Ligue 1 giants have made an offer so far.

PSG have reportedly bid €60m for Hakimi, an offer that doesn’t satisfy CEO Beppe Moratta, who is waiting for the price-tag to increase to a possible €70m.

The relationship between Inter and PSG director Leonardo is excellent and the two parties are expected to reach an agreement over the former Real Madrid defender’s future.

The newspaper highlights the Beneamata will close a deal worth €8m for Joao Mario, who is moving permanently to Sporting CP and the announcement could arrive already this week.

Valentino Lazaro will be playing in Euro 2020 with Austria and Inter hope he will attract interest from the German Bundesliga, as Borussia Mönchengladbach have decided against signing a permanent deal with the winger.

Matias Vecino has been linked with a move away from Inter in recent years, but an injury stopped anything from materialising last summer.

Other than on the transfer market, Zhang wants to cut €30m in salaries and the club is thus looking for potential suitors for Arturo Vidal, who is currently on €6.5m a year.

Club America in Mexico are reportedly studying the possibilities of signing the Chile international, but there’s nothing concrete for now.

Radja Nainggolan has spent one and a half of the last two years on loan at Cagliari and his €4.5m a season salary is another one Inter would like to get rid of.

More savings will be guarantees with Aleksander Kolarov’s departure, as Inter have decided against renewing with the Serbian defender.

Ivan Perisic returned for 2020-21 and played an important part in helping Antonio Conte’s men win the Scudetto, but the Croatia international could also be on his way, as his deal expires in June 2022.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports, however, that Alexis Sanchez should remain with Simone Inzaghi, and Inter are prepared to offer him an extension with a lower salary.

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