Inter chiefs are readying a massive squad clear-out in the summer to raise funds for new signings following a triumphant 2020-21 Serie A season. As reported by SempreInter, the Nerazzurri are desperate to offload several fringe players to accumulate funds to finance their spending spree.
Despite securing a €275 million loan from Oaktree Capital, the newly-crowned Italian champions will make careful moves in the upcoming transfer window.
The coronavirus crisis has had a devastating knock-on effect on the club’s finances. Additionally, the Nerazzurri have failed to cope with significant revenue losses as have other teams in Serie A and abroad.
Therefore, Antonio Conte’s plans to overhaul several squad departments will depend on the outgoings. Indeed, the Italian giants are looking to get several hefty salaries off their books and make additional profit from selling underperforming stars.
Arturo Vidal is the first name on the blacklist. The Chilean midfielder has failed to live up to expectations following his arrival from Barcelona last summer. Given his substantial €6.5million annual, Inter are desperate to sever ties with the 33-year-old at the end of the season.
Experienced full-backs Aleksandar Kolarov and Ashley Young will leave the Giuseppe Meazza as their contracts in Lombardy run out in the summer. Danilo D’Ambrosio also prepares to wave goodbye to the Nerazzurri after failing to extend his deal.
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is seeking suitors for aging Alexis Sanchez. The quicksilver forward will turn 33 in December. Considering his staggering €7m-a-year wages, the Chile international is one of the players the Italian heavyweights are desperate to get rid of in the summer.
The same thing goes for Matias Vecino, who has spent most of the season as a bit-part player in Conte’s set-up. The Uruguayan midfielder earns €2.5m per year, which is deemed excessive considering his lack of contribution.
The futures of Andrea Ranocchia and Marcelo Brozovic are hanging by a thread. While the Italian centre-back has often played understudy to the likes of Alessandro Bastoni, Stefan de Vrij, and Milan Skriniar this term, the Croat enjoyed a stellar campaign.
The 28-year-old midfielder has a host of admirers across Europe and would command a sizeable price tag.
Inter would also like to move Christian Eriksen and pocket around €25-30m in the process. Unfortunately, the Danish playmaker’s €7.5m-a-year wages are likely to deter his potential suitors.