A report in the Italian media explains how Inter Milan managed to muster a more valuable squad than Juventus while paying less.

The two Serie A titans will lock horns this Sunday at the Giuseppe Meazza in what could be the most crucial match of the Serie A campaign.

The Nerazzurri are currently leading the Serie A table, but the Bianconeri are only a single point away, albeit after playing an extra match.

The standings set the stage for an extremely anticipated Derby d’Italia.

Even prior to the start of the season, Inter emerged as the ultimate favorites to clinch the Scudetto in May. A large section of fans and observers pointed to the Nerazzurri’s splendid squad which contains quality and depth alike.

For their part, Juventus have been portrayed as the underdogs in the race after launching an unexpected challenge.

Yet, the two clubs’ expenses tell another story.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, Inter have a more valuable squad than Juventus, but have in fact spent less.

Inter CEO Beppe Marotta and the club’s sporting director Piero Ausilio struck gold while signing free agents like Hakan Calhanoglu and Marcus Thuram.

Inter Milan Assembled A More Valuable Squad That Juventus But Pay Less In Wages

As the pink newspaper reveals, Simone Inzaghi’s squad is currently valued at 634 million euros. On the other hand, Juventus have assembled a squad worth worth 576 million.

Nonetheless, the Bianconeri’s wage bill is the highest in Serie A. Their players currently collect 77 million euros in net salaries.

Dusan Vlahovic is the most handsomely-rewarded player in Italian football. The Serbian striker now earns 9.5M. This figure will rise to 12 million euros in the 2025/26 campaign.