Inter are considering the termination of the contracts of midfielders Arturo Vidal and Radja Nainggolan with severance pay, with the pair thought to earn too much in wages for the club to accomodate.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that neither player’s on-pitch contributions are thought to be worth the amount which they are owed in the remaining years of their contracts.
Vidal was brought in from Barcelona last summer, and made thirty appearances for the Nerazzurri in all competitions, but the 34-year-old’s large salary is considered to be excessive as the club look to reduce their wage bill towards an end of meeting financial targets this summer.
Several clubs are thought to be interested in the Chilean, but none so far have come close to being able to offer him similar wages to what he earns at Inter, even on a free transfer, and the Nerazzurri could seek an agreement with the player to terminate his contract in order to make a move feasible, with the possibility of severance pay being used as an incentive.
Nainggolan, meanwhile, is hoping for a move to Cagliari, although an agreement has not yet been found between the player and the two clubs due to the size of the salary he earns with Inter.
In view of this, the club are hoping to agree on the termination of the Belgian’s contract, so that he can join the Rossoblu and no longer be on the wage bill.