Tuesday December 21 2010
Rafa dismissal would cost €8m

If Massimo Moratti were to sack Rafa Benitez in the next few days, it would reportedly cost the Inter President no fewer than €8m.

Despite Benitez's claims that he hasn't been sacked, the Italian media believe it's only a matter of time before Moratti wields the axe.

This morning's Il Corriere dello Sport claims Rafa will be gone within the next two days. In the meantime, Inter are apparently deciding upon which course of action to take.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands that there is a clause in Benitez's contract that foresees a mutual termination at no cost only in the summer.

However, if Moratti were to look for a unilateral rescission of his contract today, it would amount to a cost of €8m in compensation for the remainder of his two-year deal including bonuses after winning two pieces of silverware, namely the Italian Super Cup and the Club World Cup.