Inter Milan still have a significant gap over AC Milan despite the club’s respective summer transfer windows.

This is the view in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper La Repubblica, via FCInterNews.

Over the summer, both Inter and Milan were very busy in the transfer market.

Inter lost big name players like Milan Skriniar, Andre Onana, Edin Dzeko, and Marcelo Brozovic.

Meanwhile, Milan sold Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United, whilst Brahim Diaz also went back to Real Madrid.

And both of the two derby rivals made plenty of signings to compensate for the players who departed. In the Nerazzurri’s case, twelve new players arrived to replace twelve departing.

Meanwhile, the Rossoneri made nine signings of players who go straight into the senior team.

In both cases, the clubs from Milan have decided to chop and change over the summer.

However, many viewed Inter’s summer as more of a sideways move. Quite a few pundits even suggested that the Nerazzurri had gotten weaker over the course of the transfer window.

Obviously Inter brought in some big name players like Davide Frattesi, Benjamin Pavard, and Marcus Thuram. But these signings were all replacements for equally high-quality players who had departed.

Milan, by contrast, only really lost Tonali and Diaz as far as key members of their starting eleven from last season. On the right flank and in midfield, the Rossoneri looked as though they may well have strengthened.

Gap Remains Between Inter & AC Milan Despite Summer Transfer Window

In Inter’s case, the early indications have shown that Inter have not gotten any weaker over the summer.

The Nerazzurri had won all three of their Serie A matches before the derby.

But Inter had already ended last season in very good from. They reached the Champions League final, won the Coppa Italia, and went on an imperious run in Serie A.

Milan, on the other hand, looked to have some catching up to do following the end of last season.

The Rossoneri had lost 0-3 on aggregate in the Champions League semifinal tie. That was an indication of the gulf that existed between the two teams.

And Milan’s blazing start to this season – three wins from three – indicated that they’d potentially made up the gap.

But then, yesterday Inter beat their city rivals 5-1.

It was a statement, La Repubblica argue, that with the dust having settled on the two teams’ transfer windows, the Nerazzurri are still the stronger side by a considerable measure.