2022 proved yet another great year for Inter Milan. These giants of Italian football haven’t fallen out of the top levels of football since the team formed way back in 1908.
Going into 2023, expect more great things from Inter. How well will they perform? A lot of that hinges on where the team roster stands by the end of the winter transfer window.
Below, we round up some of the biggest rumours about who’s going and who’s being eyed up for a slot in the 2023 squad.
Time for Tottenham’s Oliver Skipp to Jump Ship?
According to some reports, Inter Milan is eyeing up Tottenham midfielder Oliver Skipp ahead of the January transfer window.
The 22-year-old has barely put in three hours of playing action during the most recent season. It’s amazing when you consider that Skipp was once considered a star of tomorrow at Spurs, with fans and pundits alike singling him out as a potential team captain.
How likely is it that Skipp will make the jump to Inter? For Spurs, letting go of Skipp at this point isn’t the greatest idea. Tottenham has a stellar lineup in midfield, but if the likes of Bissouma or
Hojbjerg end up injured and out of action, Spurs are going to struggle when it comes to maintaining possession and creating scoring opportunities.
Ultimately, it might be Skipp’s decision to bite the bullet and jump ship. He might have only recently signed a new five-year deal with Tottenham, but considering the paltry playing time he’s been dealt, a move to Inter Milan might be too hard to resist.
Who’ll Replace Denzel Dumfries?
The Netherlands might have bowed out early during the 2022 World Cup, but nobody could fault the performance of Denzel Dumfries.
Helping secure a 3-1 victory over the USA with two assists and one glorious goal, Dumfries cemented his status as a living legend of Dutch football.
Dumfries has been a staple at Inter Milan since 2021, but word on the street is that multiple teams are eyeing up the celebrated right-back.
Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United are all thought to be keen to recruit the Dutchman, whose market value has soared past the €50 million mark in light of his success in Qatar.
Should the winter transfer window end with Dumfries saying farewell to Inter Milan, there are several suitable replacements.
It’s thought that Tottenham’s Emerson Royal and Torino’s Wilfried Singo are both being eyed as potential candidates.
Wherever Dumfries ends up, you can bet here on the legendary wingback to continue delivering the goods when it comes to goal-scoring action.
Who Else is on the Move?
There’s been plenty of chatter recently about Roma defender goalkeeper Chris Smalling making the jump from Italian capital.
The former Manchester United defender is on an expiring deal with the Giallorossi that terminates in June 2023 and is yet to agree terms over a new deal.
Inter Milan have long been linked with a move with Smalling who reportedly held unsuccessful talks with Roma recently.
Inter Milan on their side have two central defenders with expiring contracts this coming June in Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij.
With Milan Skriniar declining Inter Milan’s latest contract offer and Stefan de Vrij contract renewal talks going slowly, the Nerazzurri could make a move for the former English international.