Inter will be forced to sacrifice one or two key players this summer in order to cover their financial losses, according to an Italian media report today.
Corriere dello Sport’s print edition said the Nerazzurri were expected to record a loss of €130 million for the current financial year ending on June 30.
Inter’s directors would be helped in any potential negotiations if Antonio Conte’s side went on to win the Scudetto, the report explained, because it would increase the transfer value of all their players.
The flipside of that is that there are precious few clubs ready to spend big on top players in the upcoming window, due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Romelu Lukaku has been given a price tag of €120 million, with rumoured interest from Manchester City and Barcelona.
The Rome-based publication said it was very difficult to imagine Inter letting the Belgian leave though, regardless of whether Conte stays as head coach.
Alessandro Bastoni, Marcelo Brozovic, Milan Skriniar, Christian Eriksen and Lautaro Martinez are all names said to be ‘circulating in England’, perhaps in relation to Premier League moves.
Nicolo Barella has interest from several top European clubs, meanwhile, among which Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.
Reporting the story from CdS, FcInterNews.it said their article was merely designed to frighten Inter fans for no reason and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Player trading, as they pointed out, is a strategy many top clubs have used to great effect in recent seasons.