Inter’s Chinese owners Suning have promised a transfer kitty of over €100m this summer to Stefano Pioli and Milan’s Chinese consortium, Sino-Europe Sports, have reportedly agreed to a transfer budget of over €130m.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Fininvest is expecting €420m to be put into the club in the takeover process by Sino-Europe Sports. Of that figure, €320m is to buy the club, with €200m already paid, so only a further €100m will go toward the actual takeover.
That would leave €100m for the transfer market, but €70m of that is already earmarked to cover operating expenses occurred by Fininvest, thanks to a series of delays to the takeover.
Given that there would then only be €30m for transfers, the newspaper believes Sino-Europe will then put in another €100m to prove that they are serious.
If Carlos Bacca is sold, that money would be reinvested, so the actual budget could be higher than €130m.