Inter Milan CEO Guiseppe Marotta has discussed the club’s potentially difficult transfers but is apparently ruling nothing out right now.
Antonio Conte took over the reins at Inter Milan in the summer of 2019. It was clear from the aggressive nature of the Nerazzuri’s transfer strategy they had promised the Italian tactician big things.
Romelu Lukaku was obviously his number one target and the club spent big to secure his services from Manchester United.
While other peripheral acquisitions were made, the club also committed heavily in the loan signing of Alexis Sanchez. They agreed to pay a large portion of his astronomical wages as part of a deal that sees the Chilean stay at the club for the season.
Then of course there was Christain Eriksen, Ashley Young, and Victor Moses who arrived in the winter.
Inter are clearly backing Conte, so it will come as no surprise that they are looking to bolster the squad a little more this summer. The main objective is still to catch and pass Juventus.
The club has been linked with three top acquisitions and CEO Marotta is not ruling anyone out right now.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, he admits the club are working on making the Sanchez move a more permanent arrangement, Tonali is on the wanted list and while Messi is mission impossible he is the kind of player Inter and Serie A needs.
Marotta said of the Sanchez deal:
“It’s not easy, he [Sanchez] has a two-year contract with Manchester United, so we have to evaluate the situation. It’d be a shame if we couldn’t reach an agreement because we want Sanchez today and tomorrow.”
Tonali is a definite maybe, he added:
“We have a very good rapport with President Massimo Cellino but have never discussed this talent. Many big clubs are naturally interested in Tonali, as are we, but that’s a long way from saying we’re in negotiations.”
As for “Messi impossible”, he didn’t say no way, Marotta concluded:
“No Italian club can complete a transfer operation like that without the owners making a big contribution, so with Financial Fair Play regulations as they are, we have to be sustainable.”
“We need to get Serie A back to being the league where champions arrive and don’t leave. The debate is all about TV rights, but we also need to evaluate what we’re selling and star names do increase the value of the brand.”
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