Inter are preparing to spend €200 million in this summer’s transfer window to take the fight to Juventus next season, according to Tuttosport.
The Nerazzurri have already laid their intentions bare by bringing Antonio Conte and Beppe Marotta to the club, described as ‘the best coach and manager available’.
Attention has now switched to reinforcing their squad ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, though, with Diego Godin and Stefano Sensi on the brink of signing.
Valentino Lazaro, Nicolo Barella, Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku have all accepted offers from the club too, underlining Inter’s ambitions for the Serie A campaign to come.
Sensi will sign a five-year deal worth €1.8 million in wages tomorrow, after Inter agreed a €5 million loan and an option to buy worth €25 million with Sassuolo.
The coming week will also be decisive for Barella and Lazaro, though, with Inter poised to meet Cagliari and Hertha Berlin for crunch talks.
Cagliari want €50 million for Barella while Inter have offered €35 million up front and €15 million in add-ons of a varied nature, along with loan moves for Alessandro Bastoni and Federico Dimarco.
Barella wants Inter and this should help the clubs reach an agreement, following an unsuccessful attempt from Roma to change the landscape with an offer including Luca Pellegrini and Gregoire Defrel.
Hertha want €25 million for Lazaro but Piero Ausilio has so far offered €17 million plus €2 million in add-ons, meaning further diplomacy is needed to seal a deal.
Should talks for Lazaro fall through Inter could move for Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi, a player Conte has managed with the Italian national team and whose versatility is appealing.
Inter are also aiming to sign Dzeko and Lukaku in attack, although the Bosnian will be easier to sign than the Belgian.
Roma have not yet given the green light to a deal but it is expected they will do eventually, despite Inter refusing to offer more than €15 million for Dzeko.
Manchester United want €80 million in cash to sell Lukaku, which Inter could only provide if they can sell Mauro Icardi.
The forward’s strong desire to join the Nerazzurri gives the club a good chance of securing their target, though.