Inter Milan could sell Newcastle United-linked midfielder Marcelo Brozovic this summer, but only for a €25-30 million offer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that a summer sale is a very concrete possibility for the 30-year-old Croatian international, although the Nerazzurri are not going to let him go for cheap.
Brozovic had looked virtually “untouchable” at Inter just twelve months ago.
The Croat had signed a contract extension last spring. At that time, the Nerazzurri saw securing Brozovic’s future as absolutely vital.
This was because there was no real alternative to the midfielder in the central trio of the team.
Last season, Inter lost one and drew two in the three matches where Brozovic was unavailable due to suspension or injury. On all three occasions, the team seemed to lack some coherency in midfield without the Croat.
However, a lot has changed this season.
Inter Milan Could Allow Newcastle Target Marcelo Brozovic To Leave
There are a couple factors that are pushing Brozovic towards a possible exit this summer.
A big one is the emergence of Hakan Calhanoglu as a starting-quality regista.
The Turkish international had been the emergency option at the base of midfield whilst Brozovic was injured in October. However, Calhanoglu’s performances in the position had been so good that he is now seen as arguably first-choice.
This means that Inter no longer have the same sort of urgency to keep hold of Brozovic as before.
Moreover, a rift has reportedly formed between Brozovic and Inter. At the root of it is some disagreement on how to manage a couple of long-term muscle injuries during the season.
All of this means that Inter could let Brozovic go for the right offer this summer. The Gazzetta report that Premier League team Newcastle United are interested.
The Magpies are looking to reinforce for their first season back in the Champions League.
However, while Inter could sell Brozovic, they would expect a substantial transfer fee to do so.
The Nerazzurri have no plans on offloading the 30-year-old for a cut-price fee. He is under contract until the end of June 2026 and will not leave unless Inter feel that they’re getting a fair price.