Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi has been given the guarantee from the club that midfielders Marcelo Brozovic and Nicolo Barella and defenders Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar won’t be sold.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the coach has been told that all four players are unsellable given their centrality to the project on the pitch.
Inter could be in for another summer of major upheaval in the transfer market, with both departures and reinforcements expected, and the sale of a big name can hardly be ruled out.
However, the club are also thinking of the future with Inzaghi, and the coach has made perfectly clear that he considers Brozovic, Barella, Bastoni, and Skriniar to be absolutely vital to the team.
As such, the club have promised that they will not be moved by offers for any of the quartet and will keep them in the team to continue to be pillars of the team next season and beyond.
Meanwhile, Inzaghi is also given some say in incoming transfer decisions, as he had been in helping to identify Robin Gosens in January, though the coach ultimately leaves it to the club to find players who are right for his ideas.
The Nerazzurri want to build a long-term project with Inzaghi, and part of this means having clarity about which players are absolutely essential to keep reaching the knockout rounds of the Champions League and competing for the Scudetto.