Serie A boss Inter Milan, Giuseppe Marotta, reportedly asked coach Simone Inzaghi to release one star player in the transfer market next summer. This was reported by the football-italian page, Wednesday (25/5).
According to the website, Marotta and Inter President Steven Zhang informed Inzaghi when they met about the club’s next plans, Tuesday (24/5).
Last season, Inter were forced to release Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain and Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea to stabilize the club’s finances.
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Although the sale of Hakimi and Lukaku made Inter earn a total of 183 million euros (Rp2.8 trillion), in the upcoming transfer market Inter still have to release one star player.
Currently, Alessandro Bastoni, Milan Skriniar and Lautaro Martinez are Inter’s most valuable players and one of them should leave the club in the upcoming transfer window.
Inter have actually put in the name of Dutch defender Stefan de Vrij for sale this summer, but the 30-year-old’s value is not comparable to that of his three team-mates.
Inter and Inzaghi also held talks about bringing in several new players, including the signings of Paulo Dybala and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whose contracts with Juventus and AS Roma expire in June.
Inter opened the opportunity to bring in the two attackers on a free transfer.
At the meeting, Inzaghi and the club did not discuss the extension of the Italian coach’s tenure despite having one year remaining on his contract.
Inter won two titles namely Super Coppa Italia and Coppa Italia, but failed to defend the Scudetto after two points adrift of AC Milan, who won this season. (Ant/OL-1)