Inter owners Suning are pursuing a strategy that is starting to seriously sap the Nerazzurri of their quality, in the view of Italian media.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who argue that the combination of player sells without adequate reinvestment, and a spotty record in the transfer market in recent windows has lowered the quality of Inter’s squad.

Inter are not just following a path of self-financing under Suning – this would imply that the club are forced to make sales but can fully reinvest the fees in new players, notes the Gazzetta.

Rather the Nerazzurri have been forced not just to cash in on players like Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku, but have only reinvested a fraction of the transfer fees, as other costs and debts have also had to be covered.

This has meant that when Inter do decide to invest in signings, the margin has been razor thin for them to work out.

Whilst some of Inter’s signings in recent windows such as Hakan Calhanoglu and Denzel Dumfries have certainly added something to the team, others have not.

The Gazzetta name Joaquin Correa and Robin Gosens in particular as players who have disappointed, and note that the effects of these kinds of transfer flops hurt the team much more when spending is so restricted as it is at Inter right now.