Inter is thinking about the future and is already now trying to set up a team that will be competitive for the next couple of years.

The first step is to keep their star men Mauro Icardi and Milan Skriniar, both of whom have contracts that should be renewed within short according to Turin based Tuttosport.

“Sometime between Thursday and Friday both parties were in contact in order to set up a meeting next week, but at this point it is not even excluded that the meeting could take place in February, when Inter will meet with Skriniar’s agent in order to put pen on paper. Inter have made an offer that the entourage of the Slovak has been positive to.”

“But also yesterday, Inter executive Beppe Marotta was certain about the future of Mauro Icardi stating that ‘There is no doubt that Mauro will stay here, we are happy with him and vice versa. It is just a matter of putting pen to paper.’ But before that, Inter will have to reach an agreement about the salary as the club are willing to move up to €7-7.5 million, but Wanda wants at least €9 million, as well as the release clause which will either raised from the current €110 million or be removed.”

The Turin based newspaper also talks about the transfer market. Among other things, Marotta spoke about Godin, the Uruguayan defender who is currently under contract with Atletico Madrid until the end of July. This is the first official statement from Inter regarding the player.

“I must emphasize that Inter has a strong appeal, many players wants to join us and there are many agents knocking at our door. This flatters us, because we represent a valid point of reference in the football world right now. A lot of champions want to come here and Godin is one of them” Marotta stated.

Speaking of the transfer market, it is impossible not to bring up the words of the latest winner of  the Ballon D’Or, Luka Modric who stated that: “I still have a year and a half left on my contract and I am calm. I am as happy here as I was the first day with Real Madrid and my wish is to stay here when longer.”