Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi has told Inter Milan that he wants to keep all of Romelu Lukaku, Francesco Acerbi, and Stefan de Vrij for next season.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.
Yesterday afternoon, Inter coach Inzaghi met with the club’s directors to discuss their strategy for next season.
The meeting established that everyone feels that the goal for next season is an assault on the Serie A title.
Part of the topic of the meeting was to discuss the transfer strategy for the summer. Inter have firmed up their targets for signings.
However, the club directors did not only discuss potential incoming players. They also spoke about the existing squad, and which players the coach is determined to keep.
According to the Gazzetta, Inzaghi made three names in particular clear.
Inzaghi Wants Inter Milan To Keep Lukaku, Acerbi & De Vrij For Next Season
Two of the players that Inzaghi wants to keep are currently at Inter on loan.
Romelu Lukaku sees his loan deal from Chelsea expire at the end of this month.
Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta has already confirmed that Lukaku will return to Stamford Bridge when his loan ends. Then, the two clubs will have to see if they can agree a new deal.
According to the Gazzetta, Inzaghi has told his club that the Belgian is in the plans for next season. He wants Inter to agree another loan from Chelsea.
Meanwhile, veteran defender Francesco Acerbi also sees his loan end at the end of this month.
However, the 35-year-old former Sassuolo man is a key player for Inzaghi’s backline. The coach has emphasized to the Nerazzurri directors the importance of signing Acerbi permanently from Lazio.
Lastly, Inzaghi wants to keep defender Stefan de Vrij.
The Dutchman dropped out of the starting eleven in favour of Acerbi during the season just gone. Nevertheless, he is a player who Inzaghi wants to have available.
As it stands, de Vrij’s contract runs out at the end of this month.
However, Inzaghi wants to make sure Inter extend the 31-year-old’s deal.