Inter Will Not Be Big Spenders in January

Inter held a summit yesterday with the entire management, coach Antonio Conte and president Steven Zhang in video conference and outlined the strategy for upcoming January window, where the mandate will be to limit the spending and possibly reduce the payroll, as reported by all the major national outlets in Italy.

As a result of the cost-cutting measures, the Nerazzurri will not invest unless they sell their underutilized players first and will primarily look to make some additions through swaps. The company line has been agreed upon by all attendants. Gazzetta dello Sport added that the front office will discuss with the players a dilution of the salaries, as it happened during the stoppage.

Nainggolan will be the first one to leave and will head back to Cagliari and his spot in the midfield will be taken by the returning Matias Vecino in the short-term. The officials are continuing to look for a new home for Christian Eriksen: Arsenal has recently made a timid approach, while the rumoured trade with Leandro Paredes has been put on ice for now given the recent changes at PSG.

In other Inter-related news, Corriere di Bergamo reported that they are closing in on an agreement with Alejandro Gomez on the contract: while they do not want to pay cash to Atalanta, a swap with some youngsters is on the table. On the other hand, Udinese director Pierpaolo Marino stated again that Rodrigo De Paul will not move in January and that his price tag has scared away any interested team.