According to Corriere dello Sport, Joao Miranda has asked Inter to be sold in January. This has completely changed the Nerazurri’s market plans but the Brazilian does not see the point in staying any longer, as long as Milan Skriniar and Stefan De Vrij continue to solidify their partnership ahead of him.
Miranda wants to play Football and has not ruled out staying in Europe, but the most concrete offers come from Brazil. According to CorSport: “Sao Paolo wants him to play a key role during the next Libertadores and he is considering it.”
The Nerazzurri had already started looking for alternatives for the Summer, such as Joachim Andersen of Sampdoria but the problem is his valuation, set by Massimo Ferrero. Inter still have to comply with Financial Fair Play until June 30th 2019 and can’t afford his price tag in January.
Inter’s market strategy is based on taking young talent from Italy and players who are accustomed to winning, even if those players are from abroad. So, Inter are also paying close attention to players who have expiring contracts in June. Gary Cahill of Chelsea and Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid are both considered valid options. Milan are also interested in both players, which could lead to a winter Derby della Madonnina. Convincing Diego Simeone to let Godin (who has a Spainish passport) leave in January will be especially difficult.