Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is keeping a close eye on the possibility of signing Paulo Dybala on a free transfer this summer, but would not want to have to sell Lautaro Martinez in order to do so.
This according Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin, who wrote in his column for TuttoMercatoWeb that the Nerazzurri executive would want to find another way to sign Dybala.
Dybala would be available on a free transfer, but would nevertheless constitute a significant investment given the size of his wages.
This would be even more the case for a club in Inter’s financial position, and so committing to the signing of the current Juventus forward would be something that the Nerazzurri would have to work to accommodate.
One strategy that has been reported to be a consideration is to cash in on Martinez and bring in Dybala to bolster the attack in his place, but according to Biasin, Marotta is not a fan of this idea.
“Next summer will be another one of sacrifices,” Biasin writes. “The removal of the salaries of Vidal and Sanchez will contribute a lot to reaching the first goal (15% reduction of the wage bill), but it is possible that an important player must also say farewell.”
“Many suggest Lautaro,” he continues, “but Marotta is not of this mind, and the Nerazzurri CEO has clear ideas about Dybala.”
Regarding the pursuit of Dybala, he writes that “It can be done, but only if the owner does not ask for the sacrifice of Toro in return. Dybala is always in contact with his ‘sporting father’ however).”