Inter Will Not Attemp to Buy Crystal Palace Star Amid Financial Troubles

An intermediary recently offered Wilfred Zaha to Inter, but the Italian club is not in position to make major investments in January and will at most look for a cheap opportunity to fill out its attack in January, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

The 28-year-old attacker is enjoying a strong season with the Eagles, as he has been able to score eight goals and provide two assists in 15 appearances, however it would take at least a €50M offer to acquire him. On the contrary, the Nerazzurri want to cut costs and their strategies are currently hamstrung by the high wages of the underutilized and underperforming Christian Eriksen and Andrea Pinamonti and only their eventual exits will allow them to add a new striker. The primary candidates at this stage are Gervinho and Eder.

Corriere dello Sport informed today that the club is currently short on liquidity and could ask the League for a postponement of the February 16th’s deadline to pay the outstanding salaries for the months of July and August, which were delayed after an agreement with the players, November and December.

As most teams, Inter were heavily affected by the COVID pandemic that drastically reduced the revenue coming from tickets, TV rights and some commercial partnerships. President Zhang is looking to sell some shares in order to provide an influx of cash and is in talks with some funds, according to financial newspaper Sole24Ore.