One out of Edin Dzeko or Lautaro Martinez would have to leave Inter this summer in order for the signings of both Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku to be feasible.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri would have to offload one more attacker in addition to Alexis Sanchez to get their ambitious summer transfer business done.

Now that the possibility of a return of Lukaku is becoming an increasingly concrete possibility, in addition to the fact that Dybala has been close to a free transfer for some time, the Nerazzurri are thinking about how to make room on their wage bill.

Alexis Sanchez’s departure has always been an important prerequisite to Dybala’s arrival, whilst the departures of other high earners like Arturo Vidal and now Ivan Perisic gives the club further room to accommodate new signings on their wage bill.

However, between Dybala and Lukaku, their wages would still represent an ambitious investment for the Nerazzurri.

Accordingly, one of Dzeko or Martinez would have to be on their way, with the former 36 years old and potentially a player the club could deem dispensable in the situation.

Martinez would be a player who the Nerazzurri prefer to keep hold of, particularly in the event that a big money sale of Alessandro Bastoni comes to pass, but they will base their decision on the offers that arrive.

Should both Dybala and Lukaku be signed in the summer, then Inter would be less resistant to the idea of selling Martinez for a big offer.