Instead of celebrating the first scudetto after 11 years, Inter seems to have big worries and problems. What will happen to Antonio Conte? What will the Nerazzurri team look like for next season? An Inter fans have been wondering for days, and they are looking for an answer to these questions Even before the information about the big financial problems in the Zhang family appeared, it was clear that Conte would ask for certain guarantees in order to stay.
There was talk of at least two signings so that Inter could hope to defend the throne, or three or four to finally be competitive in the Champions League. But instead of making plans for a transfer period in recent weeks, the bosses asked the players to give up two salaries in order to help the club and alleviate the crisis.
All these stories were followed by those about the already existing serious debts to the playing staff, and the delay with the payment of the installment for the last transfers. It became clear as day - Inter's foundations began to shake seriously.
In such a situation, speculations about departures started. It has already been written that Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez could easily go, but that would only be the beginning of the moving. The Belgian is reportedly the target of Chelsea and Manchester City again, while the Argentine is now interesting to Atletico Madrid after long negotiations with Barcelona.
"I am very happy to be at Inter, I don't think about anything other than being here at the moment. I have been close to Barcelona in the past. I made the decision to stay and I was not wrong," Lautaro said in a recent interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
Martinez and Hakimi
However, the situation is not so simple. Martinez is facing negotiations on a new contract (his current one expires in 2023), and as the big question is what Inter can offer him in the current situation - his status remains open until further notice.
Antonio Conte made a great move when he brought Ashraf Hakimi from Real. In the first season, the Moroccan showed that what he did last season in the Bundesliga can be repeated. Hakimi also talked for Gazzetta: "One phone call from Antonio Conte was enough to convince me that I should come to Milan," said the young offensive defender.
Another "declaration of love" to the coach and therefore more concern for Inter. Because if Conte goes to another club, this soldier could follow him. It has been mentioned in recent days that the Moroccan was offered to Arsenal.
Now, Bayern Munich is also showing alleged interest, because Julian Nagelsmann is expected to change the formation of the Bavarians, and such a committed defender would be important for him. No details for now ... During all that time, Inter are looking at how to raise some money and calm their passions. The idea is to put Vidal, Sanchez, Brozovic on the transfer list ... Maybe even De Vrij and Skriniar.