Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and midfielder Nicolo Barella have both made their desire to stay at the Nerazzurri clear, but this does not mean that the club couldn’t be forced to sell them.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri’s financial situation could entail an enforced departure of one of their keystone players.
The Nerazzurri’s financial situation heading into this summer is not as grim as it had been heading into the last one, but there is no avoiding the fact that the club have important financial targets to meet.
This could mean the sale of a big name player, with Martinez having been the player most strongly linked with an exit.
The Argentine would not be keen on leaving, but there is interest from the Premier League, while the 24-year-old’s preference would be for Atletico Madrid or Barcelona if he has to go, and the Nerazzurri would consider offers of €60-70 million.
Barella, as well, would be one of the most sought-after and valuable players in Inter’s squad, and along with Alessandro Bastoni and Milan Skriniar would be one of the players who could be sold if a massive offer arrives.