According to Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has reportedly asked for a transfer budget of €60 million as he aims to rebuild an underperforming squad this summer. Inter finished this season eight in Serie A, but Mancini wants to challenge for the Scudetto next season.
The paper suggests that deals for central defender Jeison Murillo, winger Jonathan Biabiany and central defender Ervin Zukanovic have all been wrapped up and that they will all be joining the Nerazzurri this summer.
To fund the rest of the rebuilding Inter are going to have to sell with Mateo Kovacic being dangled to anyone willing to pay the €25m that Inter would love to get for him. Kovacic has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool where he ironically will also join another former Inter midfielder in Philippe Coutinho.
Armed with the funds from the Kovacic sale, Mancini is reportedly targeting Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia and Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado. Since Cuadrado just arrived at Chelsea in January I would think that would be a loan mover with an option to buy, instead of a straight purchase,
Inter have also been linked with Manchester United winger Nani and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure but I cannot see how Inter can afford the wages of these two players.