Friday July 19 2019
Conte: 'Inter need to start selling'

Antonio Conte was clearly irritable in his Press conference when complaining Inter “are behind schedule and need to get a move on” with transfers.

The Coach spoke at a Press conference ahead of tomorrow’s International Champions Cup game against Manchester United and did not disguise his consternation.

“There’s no point denying the fact we’re having difficulties. There is still a pretty big problem in players coming in and going out, but primarily those who are meant to leave.

“If you ask me to be honest, I’ll say we are quite a lot behind schedule in various areas. We need to get a move on. We’ve been very clear in preparing a plan for players coming in and going out, but we’re behind schedule, particularly because nobody has really left at all.

“We’ve got to speed things up a lot now and realise there’s much to do in something of an uphill struggle.”

The tactician was clearly pointing to Mauro Icardi and Radja Nainggolan, who have been told in no uncertain terms they are not part of his plans, yet seem no closer to an exit.

Without selling either of these two big names, Inter cannot fund the purchase of Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United or Roma striker Edin Dzeko.