Tuttosport have reported the importance of securing Champions League qualification for Intr in order to attract the best players in the world.

Diego Godin is the first pillar of the new Inter. Following Godin will be Barcelona’s Rakitic, and then a few others. Steven Zhang promised that the next transfer window will be a big one as Inter will be free from their settlement agreement.

“At the end of January, Godin carried out his medical examinations and signed a three year contract worth €4.5 million per year, with bonuses pushing that number up to 6 million.

“Godin is used to fighting in the Champions League, he is an ideal profile for Inter as they intend to return to competing at the highest levels.

“As for the midfield, after last Summer’s Modric saga, Inter are now eyeing another Croatian: Ivan Rakitic. Rakitic is another player that is used to playing at the highest level. Inter must qualify for the Champions League in order to convince the World Cup runner up to join their ranks.”

“Inter have had their eyes on Rakitic for a long time and it seems that he is almost certain to leave Barcelona at the end of the season after their recent signings: De Jong and Rabiot. Inter face strong competition for the midfielder in the form of PSG, Bayern, Chelsea, and Manchester United, and in order to compete with these giants, Inter will have to guarantee that they qualify for the Champions League.

“At the same time, qualifying for the Champions League would mean that Inter will have even more freedom in the transfer market.”