Italian news outlet Tuttosport have laid out what they believe could be Piero Ausilio’s strategy for the upcoming summer transfer window.
Inter’s sporting director has already secured three signings for the 2018-19 season in the form of Lautaro Martinez, Stefan De Vrij and Kwadwo Asamoah, but where and how he moves from this point onwards will depend on whether or not the Nerazzurri secure qualification for the UEFA Champions League.
“Should Inter secure their pass for Europe’s top club competition,” Tuttosport write, “they will be able to pursue more big signings, from a top-tier midfielder (Strootman, Barella, Vidal, Torreira and Cristante are the names currently on the list) to a left-footed winger (Marlos, Lamela and Verdi the players being followed).
“At the same time, however, Inter will also need to raise €30-40 million before 30 June in order to break even for the 2017-18 season and respect their ‘settlement agreement’ with UEFA for the third year running.
“Suning will contribute some of that money through commercial partnerships, while with Champions League qualification Inter could bring some of the revenue they would be due from UEFA forward into this season’s balance sheet, but they will inevitably have to sell some players as well and all eyes will be on those capable of guaranteeing them healthy profits.”
Marcelo Brozovic and Eder are two players Tuttosport suggest could be sacrificed, along with a selection of Inter’s promising academy talents (Valietti, Zaniolo, Rover, Odgaard) and players they currently have out on loan (Radu, Di Gennaro, Bardi, Carraro, Longo, Manaj, Forte and in particular Biabiany and Puscas).