Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio feels that Inter are getting closer and closer to parting ways with Simone Inzaghi as coach during the summer transfer window.

Speaking to Italian news outlet TuttoMercatoWeb, Di Marzio explained that the Nerazzurri’s doubts about Inzaghi as coach have been mounting, and that they have Thiago Motta lined up as a prospective replacement for the 46-year-old.

Inzaghi’s situation at Inter has been the subject of constant speculation this season, and whilst the club have always made apparent that they have no intention of sacking him midseason, there is no ignoring the fact that the defeats have been piling up across the Serie A season.

According to Di Marzio, the doubts of the Nerazzurri directors in Inzaghi’s suitability to be at the helm for the future have been growing as the bad results have mounted.

Accordingly, the Sky transfer market expert feels that the former Lazio coach’s future at Inter is less certain than ever.

Asked about the relationship between Inter and Inzaghi, Di Marzio replied that “I don’t know, but regardless of how it ends exactly, I think that it’s getting closer and closer to a parting of ways.”

“Obviously there have been too many losses this season, particularly against the smaller teams, it’s possible that this has led to some doubts in the minds of the directors over whether the team could have done better, particularly considering their performances in big matches.”

“The club feel that they have a squad that should be better off in the table than they currently are,” Di Marzio explained.

“But then in football, these kind of assessments are always subject to change, particularly in the event of a Champions League semifinal,” he added.

“But a certain fracture between the parties is starting to become perceptible,” he made clear.

Of the possibility of Motta arriving as Inter coach, Di Marzio said that “I wouldn’t be surprised.”

“I know he’s being monitored, they have inquired about how he’s doing, as a person, as a coach, trying to get a feel for things,” he added.

“He’s one of the names Inter have on their list, which is to say, only in the event that Inzaghi leaves.”

“In any event, he is still under contract,” Di Marzio noted of Rossoblu coach Motta, “and so Bologna will decide whether he leaves or not.”