Although Inter‘s financial health is improving, the Nerazzurri may still need to sell one of their top players to balance the books in the summer.
La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper reports the Serie A giants need to cut costs by a further 15% during the summer transfer window and make a capital gain in the region of €70m. Therefore, the sale of one of their stars is on the cards. The pink paper reported at the start of May that the Serie A giants would try to get the money needed by selling some of their starlets, but that may not be enough to reach their financial target. Therefore, they could be forced to sell one of their stars at the end of the season.
Both Gazzetta and Corriere dello Sport believe Lautaro Martinez is not on the market and the Nerazzurri are unwilling to listen to offers for El Toro. Lautaro is also keen to stay at the Stadio Meazza as his partner Agustina Gandolfo will soon open a restaurant in Milan.
Alessandro Bastoni, on the other hand, has attracted interest from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and the Nerazzurri could struggle to resist offers from the Etihad Stadium.
Il Corriere dello Sport confirms the Italy international is one of the Inter stars who could be sacrificed in the summer. One between him, Nicolò Barella, Milan Skriniar and Denzel Dumfries will leave if the Nerazzurri receive a suitable offer.
Inter sold Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku for a combined €183m fee last summer, convincing Antonio Conte to leave the club. Simone Inzaghi, on the other hand, is aware of Inter’s plans and will pen a contract extension at the end of the season despite the possible sale of one of his stars.
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