With Inter facing the prospect of being forced to sell key players this summer, incoming coach Simone Inzaghi may be willing to lose striker Lautaro Martinez.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Argentina international Martinez is amongst the most likely players to depart as Inter seek to raise funds, but Inzaghi is ready to work around his sale.
Although he nominally used a 3-5-2 formation in his previous role at Lazio, Inzaghi evolved this into a formation that more closely resembled a 3-5-1-1 and the sale of Martinez would allow him to focus on playing Romelu Lukaku as a lone striker.
Inzaghi remains a fan of Martinez and would like to keep him, but would be accepting of his sale if it meant strengthening the squad in his own fashion.
The 45-year-old would favour an attacking midfielder playing off Lukaku rather than another striker and his ideal player would be Udinese captain Rodrigo De Paul.
According to the newspaper, Inzaghi would look to involve De Paul and Christian Eriksen behind Lukaku, with the pair switching roles and being instrumental to a quick and short passing game.