According to Tuttosport, there could be a transfer derby in the Summer between Inter and Milan for Matteo Politano.
Previously hiding in shadows, the winger has now established himself as one of the best in the league. According to the Turin based newspaper, Politano would the ideal profile for Spalletti, who wants an alternative (a left-sided one) to Perisic and Candreva. The idea is to repeat an operation similar to the one that brought Skriniar from Sampdoria to Milano.
The key to that deal with Samp was Gianluca Caprari, therefore the most likely candidate to be sacrificed would be Andrea Pinamonti, who, along with Federico Valietti (a right-back in the Primavera) was all but sold to Sassuolo on the last day of the January window after a blitz negotiation which was conducted in Palazzo Saras di Carnevali.
Pinamonti however refused to join Sassuolo, despite his lack of playing time with the Nerazzurri, which resulted in whole move collapsing thus leaving Politano to remain at Sassuolo.
That agreement remains written on paper somewhere so it will be key factor in the Nerazzurri’s coup of Politano when challenged by competition. Squinzi also agreed to sell Politano, that is for €28 million (plus €1 million more in bonuses). Inter knows they need to get to that figure but will start with an offer of €10 million, plus Pinamonti and Valietti.
Furthermore, sales conducted before June 30th would greatly improve the figures on the balance sheet, as was the case with Caprari last Summer. In any case, Inter has already decided to insert a buy back clause, valid for a season on Pinamonti for €10 million euros, as a method of keeping the bond between parent company and the highly regarded youth product intact.