Inter made a mistake by not signing Noussair Mazroaui on a free transfer from Ajax and then selling Denzel Dumfries for a high fee, according to a report in the Italian broadcast media.

Speaking whilst on Sky Sport, via FCInter1908, Maurizio Compagnoni explained the situation that Inter are currently in financially and said that selling Milan Skriniar to Paris Saint Germain or Chelsea is not going to be enough to end the window with the money that they need.

“The Inter directors are moving well despite the stakes, given the big names that are being linked. Managers need to make changes. But you have to do the math: given the names that are being mentioned, I doubt that the wage bill will be lowered.

“And the €60m surplus is unlikely to be achieved with the sale of Skriniar alone. Unless Inter have received assurances from UEFA, perhaps the return could be less. But, otherwise, Skriniar’s transfer alone would not be enough.”

It seems that Inter are already aware of this because they seem open to selling Denzel Dumfries to Chelsea if the Blues are ready to match their valuation which is likely to end up being around €45 million.

The journalist feels that Inter already missed a trick there though. Ajax right-back Noussair Mazraoui was available on a free transfer towards the end of the season but he has now agreed on terms with Bayern Munich.

“The genius move would have been to block Mazraoui while he was still out of contract and sell Dumfries.”