Inter are hoping that by selling defender Stefan de Vrij and offloading several fringe players from their squad this summer, they can bring in the cash needed to sign Paulo Dybala.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the Nerazzurri are plotting to use de Vrij’s sale and several other smaller deals to fund the signing of Dybala.
Inter need a strategy to fund a move for Dybala given the size of the wages that they would need to offer the Argentine, but they are hoping to not have to directly sacrifice Lautaro Martinez.
De Vrij, on the other hand, looks to be a player who the Nerazzurri are ready to part ways with, and they have already lined up Torino’s Bremer as a direct replacement for the Dutchman.
Selling the defender on its own would not likely be enough to make a move for Dybala feasible, but the club are also looking to the sales of Stefano Sensi, Dalbert, Andrea Pinamonti, Valentino Lazaro, Sebastiano Esposito, Lucien Agoume, and Martin Satriano.
With the potential transfer fees to be received for these players as well as the lightening of the wage bill from the departures of Aleksandar Kolarov, Matias Vecino, Alexis Sanchez, and Arturo Vidal, the club feel that they could sign Dybala.