Conte on the move
Antonio Conte is on the verge of quitting his role as manager of Inter Milan with immediate effect, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian led the San Siro side to their first Serie A title in a decade this season, but is thought to have issues understanding the direction that the club is heading in the midst of a global pandemic.
Inter are needing to shift players this summer, with Romano reporting that they must raise approximately €80m from player sales alone this summer. Any incomings would have to be then balanced with outgoings to ensure an overall profit for the window. With the third oldest squad in Serie A according to transfermarkt, it could well be difficult to raise the funds required without selling any of the key players that fired them to the title this campaign.
Lukaku and Hakimi on the move?
With the shock news that Inter will need to raise significant funds this summer, it could spell the end of several players’ careers in Italy. Prolific goalscorer Romelu Lukaku has been linked with a move away from the San Siro and back to Chelsea, whilst the desperation Inter will feel could well lead to clubs re-igniting their interest in Milan Skriniar, who had previously been earmarked for a move to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
One player who Milan may be confident of keeping is full-back Ashraf Hakimi, who seemed like a man keen to remain at the San Siro after being linked with a move away.
However, he may be left with little choice if Inter are unable to raise funds elsewhere. What is