Inter will have to make around €50m of player sales by June 30 to meet their Financial Fair Play obligations, according to reports.
The Nerazzurri are still operating under restrictions as part of a settlement agreement with UEFA, which was extended into a fourth year.
In previous seasons they have used the sales of young players to ensure they break even for the reporting period, usually allowing them to leave with buyback options.
For example, they avoided selling Ivan Perisic to Manchester United in the summer of 2017 by selling Gianluca Caprari, Senna Miangue, Federico Dimarco, Fabio Eguelfi and others.
This summer they face a similar dilemma, with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that they need to raise €40-50m by June 30.
It may be more difficult to do deals with youngsters next summer, the newspaper reports, as they may not be able to raise the funds with the players on the books.
Therefore it’s possible that they could sell one of their stars to make the €50m in one fell swoop.
If UEFA then agree to lift FFP restrictions, the Beneamata could spend more freely to replace him, while still being mindful of the need to break even.