The fans expect big names at the Giuseppe Meazza next season, but the Nerazzurri may be limited to picking only one of its numerous transfer targets as the Nerazzurri are facing a challenge as they are running short on spots for non-European Union players.
In an attempt to limit the influx of foreigners to Serie A, the FIGC have introduced a new rule that will require teams to have at least four homegrown academy players and four Italian-born players in their 25-man squad.
Inter are perhaps the club most affected by the newly imposed quota, as the focus in the transfer market has traditionally been to sign non-Italian players.
The recent free transfer of Caner Erkin from Fenerbahce means the club only have one available spot for a non-EU player ahead of next season.
This would certainly hurt the club’s summer aspirations as they have unsurprisingly targeted multiple South American starlets, Boca Juniors midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, River Plate’s central defender Emanuel Mammana and Lanus’ Paraguayan winger Miguel Almiron.
The Nerazzurri are also linked with Brazilian superstar Alex Teixeira, who may arrive at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on loan this summer as a show of synergy between the club and new owners Suning Commerce Group.
With Roberto Mancini keen to land Yaya Toure from Manchester City – another non-EU player – much of the club’s summer plans will depend on which play is brought in to occupy that final spot.
As for the South American talent, the club may try to buy a few of the targets but allow them to continue their development with their current side, or have them registered by another Serie A outfit – much like they did with Chievo when signing Julio Cesar.