Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta is confident that Suning will refinance their debt to Oaktree Capital and stay at Inter Milan.

Speaking to reporters, via FCInterNews, Marotta also gave his thoughts on Inter’s recent Serie A title triumph.

The last week or so looks to have finally provided clarity about the future of Suning at Inter.

The looming deadline for the Nerazzurri owners to pay back a loan to US fund Oaktree Capital has raised significant doubts about whether they will remain at the club.

Even Inter’s top directors such as CEO Marotta have admitted that they have been more or less in the dark.

But in the last few days, reports have emerged that Suning are close to agreeing a new loan.

This would be from another US-based fund in the form of PIMCO. Reportedly, Suning are in advanced negotiations for a loan of over €400 million, with a deadline in 2027.

And now, even Inter CEO Marotta has more or less confirmed that he expects Suning to refinance their debt to Oaktree.

That would certainly allow the Inter owners to stick around at the helm – at least for a little while longer.

Marotta Confident Suning Will Refinance & Stay At Inter Milan

Marotta said that the issue of refinancing “Concerns the ownership, and not Inter.”

He continued that “There will be a statement on the matter soon.”

“Zhang has confirmed his desire to stay on,” Marotta made clear. “We’re proud to have him here.”

“He’s a person of the highest quality, he understands what it means to be the President of Inter.”

Marotta projected certainty regarding Suning’s efforts to stay at the helm: “They will reach a positive conclusion.”

The Inter CEO continued by praising Zhang as President. “He’s an intelligent person,” he said of the President. “He understands that he can’t do everything.”

“He delegates to us,” Marotta explained.

“Even if he is always there alongside us in our work.”

“If something doesn’t go according to plan, then that’s our fault.”

Meanwhile, Marotta also addressed the matter of important contract extensions at the club.

“There’s a lot of talk about contract extensions,” the Nerazzurri CEO said. “But there’s no rush for anyone to finish things tomorrow morning.”

“We’ve been focused on the goal of clinching the Serie A title and the second star with as many matches to go as possible,” Marotta explained.

“Now Ausilio and I will start dedicating ourselves to individual players’ situations.”

“All 25 players in the squad want to stay,” Marotta said. “That’s a testament to their sense of belonging.”

“1200 Messages” Since Serie A Title Win

Meanwhile, Marotta was also asked about how many messages of congratulations he has received since Inter clinched the Serie A title earlier this week.

He replied, “A massive amount. I’ve had to respond to 1200 messages.”

Marotta also gave his thoughts on Inter coach Simone Inzaghi.

“I was fortunate to have already worked with him for a season at Sampdoria,” he noted. “Not everyone will remember that.”

Inzaghi had a spell on loan with the Blucerchiati in 2005, whilst Marotta was in charge of the club.

“Ausilio and Baccini and I, who all share in the sporting decisions, went straight for him when we had to appoint a coach,” Marotta said.

The Inter CEO looked back that “We had to make a change after Conte decided to leave.”

“We needed to act, and we created a bit of a headache for [Lazio owner Claudio] Lotito, who thought that he would be able to convince him to stay,” Marotta looked back.

“At first he paid the price for making the move from Lazio to Inter,” he said of Inzaghi.

“But then he was intelligent enough to be able to deal with the pressure.”