Inter Milan are gearing up for another “net zero” summer transfer window.

Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, report that there is little question that the Nerazzurri will once again have to finance any signings with sales.

Last summer, Inter more or less balanced the incomings and outgoings in terms of transfer fees.

The Nerazzurri did make some notable signings. None moreso than defender Benjamin Pavard, who arrived from Bayern Munich.

However, Inter also signed Davide Frattesi for a significance transfer fee from Sassuolo.

Then, there were a number of other free transfer or lower-cost signings.

And financing these transfers were sales. The most notable was by far the massive money deal that saw Andre Onana leave to join Manchester United.

Last summer could be seen as an improvement from the prior couple of summer windows, in which Inter had actually turned a sizable profit from sales.

But there were no margins for the Nerazzurri to spend in the transfer market with selling.

Inter Prepare For Another “Net Zero” Summer Transfer Window

According to the Gazzetta, this summer will be more of the same.

Inter will not have a budget to outlay any transfer fees before sales.

However, the Nerazzurri could certainly sell players in order to fund their incoming business.

Denzel Dumfries would be the likeliest candidate by far to leave in terms of first-team starters.

Then, the Nerazzurri could also bring in cash for some players currently out on loan. Chief among these would be Gaetano Oristanio and Sebastiano Esposito.

There would also be the possibility of selling attacking midfielder Valentin Carboni.

Inter would be reluctant to sell the 19-year-old Argentine international. But if a big money offer comes along, they could well decide to accept it.

Coming in the other direction, the Gazzetta identify Bento, Albert Gudmundsson, and Mario Hermoso as major targets for Inter.

Then, there are also the free transfers of Mehdi Taremi and Piotr ZIelinski.

Inter will sign Taremi and Zielinski without transfer fees. However, the pair will earn significant wages.

However, these would be kept in line with the Nerazzurri’s wage policy.

Inter have lowered their wage bill significantly in the past few years. But they will not need to slash it further this summer.