According to Sky Italy, Inter Milan met with Paulo Dybala’s agent for the first time on Wednesday at the club’s headquarters and made a first offer to the player of around €5 to 5.5 million per year. Inter are the most active Italian team in the transfer market right now. Apart from Dybala, the club talked with a number of agents this week and plans to make some early additions before the end of the month, but the Argentine striker is the top priority, as his contract with Juventus expires at the end of the month. While there is still some difference between the two sides, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta knows Dybala well from their time together at Juventus, so they will meet again soon, as there is optimism about their potential to reach an agreement for the next four years.
That implies Simone Inzaghi may be able to use the pair of Lautaro Martinez and Dybala next season, but that’s not all, as Romelu Lukaku is still fighting to return to Milan. Chelsea, like the player, is open to the possibility of a loan to Inter, but finding the correct financial framework to please the English club will be difficult. Lukaku is willing to lower his pay in order to complete the transfer, but Inter must still reach an agreement with Chelsea.
With all of these potential new arrivals, Inter will almost certainly have to sell one crucial player. No one is clamoring to quit the club right now, but there are some concerns that must be addressed. Paris Saint-Germain requested information on defender Milan Skriniar, but the Italian club places too much importance on the player for the French club to try to entice him away at this time. Tottenham Hotspur and Antonio Conte are keen on signing Alessandro Bastoni, but both the player and his agent, Tulio Tinti, have stated that he wants to stay at the club. Tullio Tinti stated he will “certainly stay” this summer after meeting with the club on Wednesday. Inter will attempt to sign Torino center-back Bremer, who has already been approached by Inter in recent weeks, if something changes and one of the two defenders leaves this summer.
Inter will also need to make a few modest additions this summer, as players like Matias Vecino and Stefano Sensi will be leaving the club. Kristjan Asllani of Empoli and Raoul Bellanova of Cagliari are two objectives in this regard. Simultaneously, the club will extend coach Simone Inzaghi’s contract for another season, until 2024. After winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in his debut season, the former Lazio manager will attempt to lead the club to a Scudetto victory after losing to AC Milan previous season.