Despite Milan Skriniar closing in on a switch to Paris Saint-Germain and Denzel Dumfries expected to move to the Premier League, Inter may need to sell more star players.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri are bracing themselves for the departure of Skriniar, who has refused to sign a new contract and is on the verge of joining PSG.
The Slovakia international may move as a free agent in the summer, but Inter would consider selling him immediately if the French club meet their €20 million asking price.
Meanwhile, Dumfries has attracted interest from Chelsea and has become the prime candidate to be sold so as to allow Inter to balance their books at the end of the season.
However, it is warned that the departure of those two may not be enough, and the Nerazzurri may be required to cash in on other first team players.
Midfielder Marcelo Brozovic has been linked with Barcelona, and with the emergence of Hakan Calhanoglu as a converted deep-lying playmaker, Inter are open to selling the Croatia international.
The Nerazzurri are keen to retain striker Edin Dzeko, and so will listen to offers for Joaquin Correa, and are not yet decided on whether to pull the trigger on bringing Romelu Lukaku back on loan again from Chelsea.
Fellow striker Lautaro Martinez is not considered unsellable, but Inter would be reluctant to lose him unless they receive an offer too good to turn down.
The club have created a protective ring around midfielder Nicolo Barella and consider him to be the last player that they would be willing to lose, although their stance is softer on defender Alessandro Bastoni.
With his contract due to expire in 2024, Inter are wary of losing him for free, and so Tiago Djalo of Lille is being lined up as an incoming transfer.