Inter have a plan to keep their star players at the club this summer, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Tuttosport’s print edition said the Nerazzurri would have to complete several important sales before June 30, with the club expected to record a loss of €120-130 million for the current financial year.
In order to balance the books, Inter president Steven Zhang could sanction sales for players such as Stefan de Vrij and Milan Skriniar (both valued above €40 million) or Lautaro Martinez (worth around €70 million).
Alternatively, Zhang could choose the more ‘tortuous’ route of selling Inter’s fringe players and securing capital gains by offloading youngsters.
Inter have several players out on loan who could fetch them some much-needed cash, such as Radja Nainggolan, Joao Mario, Valentino Lazaro and Dalbert.
Those four players are worth a combined €40 million in the club’s accounts before June 30, although the Turin-based paper warned they would all be difficult to sell.
Nainggolan has a year left on his deal at Inter and wants to re-join Cagliari permanently, but everything will depend on whether the Rossoblu avoid relegation from Serie A.
Suning want to secure €12 million from the midfielder’s sale but his annual salary of €4.5 million is the real problem, because it is too expensive for Cagliari president Tommaso Giulini.
Federico Dimarco could earn Inter another €6.5 million if he joins Hellas Verona on a permanent deal, the report added, with Michele Di Gregorio (€6.5 million) and Andreaw Gravillon (€6 million) also potentially signing for Monza and Lorient respectively.
Inter could also find buyers for Lucien Agoume, who is not playing much at Spezia but has lots of suitors.
They then have Gabriel Brazao, Eddie Salcedo, Darian Males and Samuele Mulattieri who might be of interest to certain clubs.