Inter are facing the prospect of limited mobility in the transfer market this summer, as owners Suning look to balance the books with a loan.

The Chinese retail conglomerate have been in negotiations with US firm Fortress over a short-term injection of cash into the club to manage growing debts, with Suning determined to retain overall ownership of Inter.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, this could significantly hamper Inter in the transfer market, with a policy of austerity and low cost acquisitions likely.

Suning would look to cut costs and bring spending under control, with any loan or investment used to get the Nerazzurri back onto sound financial ground.

There is also the risk that a key player may need to be sacrificed to balance the books and provide funds for new signings, with the sale of a big name still a possibility despite success on the pitch this season.