Inter could see contract talks with a number of players in their squad upended if the team fail to qualify for next season’s edition of the Champions League.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri would be in a much different position regarding the futures of a number of players without the revenues from Europe’s top club competition.
The contracts of a number of Inter players are currently set to run out at the end of June, and whilst some are certain or likely to leave when their deals expire, the club have been working to agree extensions with several.
Meanwhile, there are reportedly negotiations ongoing with Danilo D’Ambrosio on a prospective new deal, but it is hardly clear which way those negotiations will go.
Just as important as the negotiations with players whose deals expire in a few months’ time, though, are the talks with two players who are under contract until the end of June 2o24.
It has been reported for some time that midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is set to extend his deal, which currently expires at the end of next season, until the end of June 2026.
However, pen has not yet been put to paper on an extension for the former AC Milan man.
Then there is defender Alessandro Bastoni – Inter are reportedly accelerating talks with the 24-year-old and his representatives, as securing his future is a top priority.
Should an agreement not be found in due time, however, the Nerazzurri would reportedly be willing to sell Bastoni rather than risk the same situation next season that has occurred this time around with Milan Skriniar, who is set to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires.
The Italian international is a target for Manchester City, although he is reportedly keen to stay at Inter.
With so many different sets of negotiations ongoing, missing out on the revenues from Europe’s top club competition would hardly be trivial for Inter, who would have to rethink their offers and strategies with new spending restrictions in mind.