Inter are not planning to sell off any key players in the summer, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition said the Nerazzurri’s idea was to keep hold of Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez, Nicolo Barella, Achraf Hakimi and Alessandro Bastoni.
Inter would consider their options regarding their other players, with the club knowing they will need to finance signings by selling players first.
They will also need to lower their wage bill during the transfer window, as well as finalising contract extensions which have already been discussed.
Inter’s transfer plans is one of four key issues facing Steven Zhang now that the Nerazzurri’s president has returned from Milan.
Another is to sort the club’s economic problems, but Zhang is well on course to doing that because he is sorting the final details of the €250 million loan deal to be agreed with Bain Capital.
Inter’s stadium plans with AC Milan is a third issue on Zhang’s to-do list, with the report saying that both clubs felt they had done everything necessary in order to begin the project with the Milan council.
Zhang could well meet with city mayor Giuseppe Sala at the end of the season to try and resolve the impasse which has been created in recent weeks.
Inter will also hope to secure the Serie A title for Zhang now that he has returned, having found a very different team to the one he left six months ago (when he was last in Milan).