Inter are looking to reduce their wage bill by offloading fringe players, and could potentially save 20% compared to their current expenditures by dealing with the situations of four players.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the likes of Arturo Vidal, Radja Nainggolan, Valentino Lazaro, and Alexis Sanchez account for this amount, and that all four could either be sold or have their situations changed.
Nainggolan’s salary costs the Nerazzurri €9 million gross annually, while Vidal’s comes in at €8.3 million (thanks to the Growth Decree) and Sanchez’s also at €9 million.
Adding Lazaro’s wages to this, the total reaches €29 million, which is equal to 20% of the club’s total wage bill.
Vidal and Nainggolan could be offered severance pay to terminate their contracts with the club, with the former subject to interest from numerous clubs and the latter hoping for a move to Cagliari, but transfers away difficult to the size of their present salaries.
Lazaro, meanwhile, could move away on loan or on a permanent basis so that the Nerazzurri do not owe him his wages for the season.
Sanchez, meanwhile, could opt to spread his wages out over three years rather than two with a contract extension that would see his current deal extended by one season at a reduced salary.