Chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has declared that neither Mauro Icardi or Radja Nainggolan are part of Inter Milan’s plans for next season.
Icardi, in particular, has faced an uncertain future at Inter since losing the captaincy in February. He then went on strike before eventually returning to action before the end of last season.
The Argentine striker had been in talks with Inter across the past year over a contract extension. However, the club were unwilling to meet his demands for a new deal and have decided to offload him altogether.
Nainggolan, on the other hand, only arrived at the San Siro last summer from AS Roma. However, the former Belgium international struggled to live up to his €38m price tag and often fell below expectations in the midfield.
And now Marotta has delivered the finishing blow to both Icardi and Nainggolan’s Nerazzurri careers.
“They are not part of our plans,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“We have already talked to them, with all due respect to them.
“It’s one thing to say that Icardi is on the market, it’s one thing to respect the contractual aspects, a collective agreement that still requires the player to take part in the training.
“We absolutely do not want to fail in our duties. Then there are also rights such as that of the coach to choose training on the pitch.”
Inter are reportedly attempting to sign both Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku and Edin Dzeko of AS Roma this summer.
The 18-time Serie A champions are desperate to get off to a good start under new manager Antonio Conte and have already spent €61.50m on four new players in goalkeeper Gabriel Brazao, midfielder Valentino Lazaro, winger Matteo Politano and striker Eddie Salcedo.
But Inter’s transfer budget will likely receive a huge boost should they sell the €80m-rated Mauro Icardi to Juventus. While United are allegedly interested in a signing Nainggolan.