Antonio Conte has never given the impression of a satisfied man since coming to Inter a year and a half ago. He always insisted on new players, and there were disagreements with the directors Marotta and Ausilio in those plans.
One of the disagreement between the coach and the director was the transfer of Christian Eriksen last winter. Conte wanted some other players like Vidal, and the Dane came at a small price as a capital player, which was a great success for Marotta.
However, a year later, he is at the exit door because Conte failed to fit him into his specific system. Inter's coach can't wait to get rid of him, and the club also admits with a heavy heart that it doesn't go on like this and that it's better to get rid of the Dane while he still holds some price.
Eriksen is one of the highest paid players
Eriksen earns a fixed 7,500,000 euros a year at Inter, plus 1,500,000 through bonuses, which, along with Lukaku, puts him in the rank of the highest paid player in the club. At the gross level, Inter costs around 15,000,000 euros a year.
Such a status does not pay off for anyone in the club, since Conte does not see you in his team. Inter offered Eriksen to Bayern and Chelsea this summer, but they were not interested. Borussia Dortmund was mentioned, and Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal are announced as possible destinations for next January.
Inter's idea is to swap Eriksen for Granit Xhaka, and one agent is already working on the mentioned swap. The Swiss earns about 6,000,000 euros a year at Arsenal, and that would pay off for Inter, and Conte would get the type of midfielder he likes.
The only question is whether Xhaka is interested in moving to Milan and whether the Gunners want Eriksen. In addition, Conte is looking to London for two more players. He wants the two Chelsea players he wanted before - Emerson Palmieri and Olivier Giroud.
The Italian-Brazilian is Conte's great wish for the left back because Ashley Young is not convincing enough and Kolarov has been transferred to the central line. Emerson is not in Frank Lampard's plans and if Inter submits the right offer, Chelsea will not mind.
Napoli is also interested, which could be in a better position than Inter, considering the bad parting of Conte with Blues and the powerful Marin Granovskaia. As for Giroud, he was one step away from moving to Inter a year ago, but Lampard still blocked the transfer.
Now he is entering the last six months of his contract again, he is only the third choice in the rush hour next to Werner and Abraham, so Chelsea could have mercy and let him go to Inter for a symbolic compensation, where he would be an alternative to Lukaku.