Cagliari CEO Mario Passetti expects that his club will have to make some major sales this month in order to keep themselves within the liquidity index following their relegation to Serie B.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Passetti explained that the Rossoblu will be having to cash in on players quite soon in order to not foul afoul of the liquidity index rules when registering for Serie B ahead of next season.

Cagliari were disappointed to suffer relegation at the end of an up-and-down campaign, confirming that they would drop down from Serie A with a draw against Venezia on the final day of the season.

The Sardinians are now preparing for life in the second division and a push to return to the top flight, and one of the first orders of business will be getting big money sales out of the way quickly.

Bellanova looks to be one of the players on his way out and the 22-year-old has already attracted significant transfer interest, with the Nerazzurri having emerged as front-runners for his signature in recent weeks.

Passetti explained of the situation with the liquidity index that “In Serie B, the ratio is 0.7 higher than in Serie A. So in other words, we’ll have to get all the transfer and registration obligations out of the way this month.”