Italian journalist Luca Marchetti believes that Inter will be reluctant to sign both Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, the Sky Sport Italia journalist explained that based on his information Nerazzurri owners Suning would see making both high profile signings as being at odds with their financial goals for the summer.
Inter are looking to bring in a net profit during the summer transfer window, and also to slash the wage budget at the club.
Neither Dybala nor Lukaku would have much of an effect on the former aim, as the former would arrive on a free transfer whilst the latter looks to be close to being brought back on loan from Chelsea for a relatively small fee.
However, both forwards would command high wages, and according to Marchetti Suning will be reluctant to sign both of the pair.
Asked which of the two would be closer to joining, Marchetti responded “Lukaku, which is a deal which must be done within the next nine days to take advantage of the Growth Decree, otherwise it would become impossible.”
“Two weeks ago I would have said Dybala,” he continued. “The real matter is to understand whether one would exclude the other. To date, yes, based on the information we have – once one of the two is done, it would become difficult for the other to also arrive.”
“Another spot would need to open in terms of the team and the wage bill,” Marchestti explained.
He pointed out that “We assume that Caicedo will leave, and that Sanchez will leave to join Sevilla, with severance pay to be negotiated, then would Inter have all of Correa, Lautaro, Dzeko, Lukaku, and Dybala?”
Marchetti suggested that “The fans and Inzaghi would be happy, but it would be excessive considering the financial downsizing imposed by the Chinese ownership.”