Inter would not solve their financial problems by selling Achraf Hakimi, a leading Italian journalist has warned.
The Nerazzurri are widely reported to need a big sale before June 30 in order to stabilise their economic position, with Hakimi tipped to join Paris Saint-Germain.
What remains unclear is whether the Moroccan’s departure would be enough on its own, or whether Inter would need to make another sacrifice afterwards.
Unfortunately, Enzo Bucchioni reported on Friday (via L’Interista): “One sale will not be enough.
“Inter explained this to Simone Inzaghi, who already knew the situation.
“Romelu Lukaku has made it clear that he wants to stay, so Inter’s big capital gain could come from Lautaro Martinez who has long-standing interest from Barcelona.
“Inzaghi has only asked for the deals to be completed as soon as possible so Inter can get started quickly and work with a full squad.”
Inter finally confirmed Inzaghi as their new head coach on Thursday when he had the chance to visit Appiano Gentile for the first time.
The former Lazio boss has a big tasks on his hands in replacing Antonio Conte, and it seems he will have little help from the transfer market either.
“He seemed a bit spaced out on his first day as an Interista, but that’s normal,” Bucchioni argued.
“Inzaghi is filling big shoes and it’s a difficult moment for Inter.
“He knows he can’t ask for anything in the mercato; only swap deals, players returning from loans or a new loan signings.”
Bucchioni also confirmed Conte was in talks with Tottenham Hotspur, where he could be reunited with former Juventus chief football officer Fabio Paratici.