Thursday September 13 2018
Inter must raise €40m

Inter must raise €40m in player sales by June 30 if they’re to meet their Financial Fair Play obligations, according to reports.

The Nerazzurri have been operating under FFP restrictions since 2015-16, but were only “partially compliant” over the three year plan and are still being monitored by UEFA.

In order to break even, reports today’s Corriere dello Sport, they will have to make €40m worth of sales before the reporting period ends on June 30.

The first player who must be sold is Gabriel Barbosa, who has been loaned back to Santos until January.

On December 31 his value on the books will be €16.8m, so the Beneamata can’t sell him to the Brazilian club for any less than that or they’ll incur a loss on the balance sheet.

It’s therefore possible that the loan will be extended until June 30, when his value will be around €14m, with an obligation to buy.

Joao Mario will leave in January, with Inter looking to bring in his book value of €18.1m so they can break even or make a small profit.

It’s likely they’ll do a deal based on a loan with an obligation to buy set at €18m.

Dalbert has been involved in Luciano Spalletti’s squad at the beginning of the season, but if he fails to hold down a place in the side he could also be sold.

Given he arrived for €20m last summer, he must be sold for at least €14m.