Inter and Antonio Conte will part ways after this season and the confirmation could come as soon as over the next 48 hours according to Italian media.
This according to the online edition of Milan based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who reports that what is left is to negotiate the terms of the mutual termination of the contract.
This after Inter President Steven Zhang and club parent owners Suning have decided and informed the club’s directors that the club’s wage bill must be lowered by 15-20% and capital gains from player sales of of around €100 million must be achieved.
According to the report, Conte was informed of this decision this last Saturday and took it very badly and reiterated his previous stance that he will not accept his work be undone.
In fact, the report continues, the former Chelsea coach stated that investments must be made to help Inter compete in Europe, not to sell starting players.
This, the report continues, situation is far from the pre-pandemic promises made and therefore the basis for which a separation will take place.
The report continues that now talks will take place to decide on what terms the club and the coach will part ways, with sums of around €6 million being discussed.