In addition to spending big, the Nerazzurri also want to cut down their roster size significantly.
First up is Felipe Melo, who’s all but officially gone from Inter. As of right now, he’s signing with Palmeiras and that deal should be officially announced soon. He’s the first of a long list of players on the way out.
Next there’s overhauling the defense. Andrea Ranocchia, Davide Santon and Miangue are all expected to leave either on an outright transfer or a loan. Yuto Nagatomo could also be on the market.
Sassuolo and Palermo continue to push for Ranocchia, but his wage is a big problem for the smaller Italian teams.
The midfield is the next on the chopping block. Assane Gnoukouri will more than likely leave on loan but has already rejected Crotone’s advances. Meanwhile, if a good offer arrives for either Geoffrey Kondogbia or Ever Banega, both of those players could be sold in January.
In attack, there’s two players in particular who will not be on the team come the start of next season, perhaps not in February either. Stevan Jovetic is on his way to Sevilla while Rodrigo Palacio could leave on a free transfer and join Atalanta.