Spurs and Chelsea chase Inter Milan players
Inter Milan players have been interesting both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur this summer, with Achraf Hakimi having allegedly been a target for Thomas Tuchel before he signed for Paris Saint-Germain.
In addition, Romelu Lukaku is thought to be an option if the club are unable to lure superstar forward Erling Haaland away from Borussia Dortmund, a feat that at present looks increasingly unlikely.
Chelsea are stepping up their plans to sign Romelu Lukaku this summer, with Erling Haaland 99% sure to stay at Dortmund.
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) July 21, 2021
For their part, Tottenham are said to remain interested in Milan Skriniar, who was also a target during Jose Mourinho’s time at the club.
🔳 Kane “not for sale” but further #MCFC interest expected
🔳 #THFC close to completing Tomiyasu deal
🔳 Kounde wants #UCL football. Skriniar and Vestergaard alternative targets
🔳 Aurier, Sissoko and Lamela among those up for sale
— The Athletic UK (@TheAthleticUK) July 15, 2021
Inter Milan CEO outlines transfer plans
Until recently, both deals had appeared dead in the water, but Inter Milan’s CEO this week took to Italian radio station radiocor to outline the club’s summer plans, saying that:
“The objective is to cut the cost of the squad by 15-20 per cent, with a profit of €80m from the transfer market.”
At present, Achraf Hakimi has netted the club a cool 54 million pounds (62.5 million euros) according to transfermarkt.com, while Matteo Politano has joined Napoli for 17 million pounds (20 million euros).
However, Inter have also spent approximately 20 million euros bringing in Matteo Darmian and Zinho Vanheusden from Parma and Standard Leige respectively, while they continue to be linked with a move for Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin.
Hector Bellerin to Inter? 🔀 pic.twitter.com/rg7V0yBzcY
— Goal (@goal) July 18, 2021
Such deals, before any potential move for the Spaniard, leave the Nerazzurri’s net summer profit at 57.2 million pounds (66.2 million euros), fourteen million euros below their target.
This fact could give clubs pursuing moves for the Italian club’s biggest assets a boost later in the window, and perhaps even push Inter into selling one of their key players.
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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