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Inter Milan firesale in January transfer window could see Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd targets leave

Inter Milan firesale in January transfer window could see Arsenal, Liverpool and Man Utd targets leave

They could forced into a firesale.

A fire sale of Inter players this January could play into the hands of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United.

According to Italian publication Il Giornale, Inter, who currently lead Serie A and are through to the Champions League knockout stages, are on the brink of bankruptcy.

Claims the Italian giants were in deep financial trouble emerged after the club paid their 10 board members, including CEO Alessandro Antonello and sporting executive Giuseppe Marotta, a smaller compensation than the previous financial year.

This is allegedly because the China-based company, Suning Group, which owns 70 per cent of Inter’s shares is facing financial difficulties.

Inter owner Stephen Zhang, the son of Suning Group Chairman, put the club on the market as the Chinese economy continued to falter, but failed to find a buyer.

The report added that Inter only remained afloat because of the summer sales of Marcelo Brozovic and Andre Onana.

Rather crassly, Inter’s misfortunes could play into the hands of some of the Premier League clubs.

Marcus Thuram, who has netted seven goals and registered six further assists in Serie A since a summer move from Borrusia Monchengladbach, could be of interest to United.

Erik ten Hag’s men were widely linked with the France international before his summer move to Italy.

Furthermore, a flurry of reports have claimed Nico Barella is of interest to Liverpool in the past few months, despite the midfielder’s contract running until 2026.

Arsenal too were deemed to be interested in Davide Frattesi in the summer, before the 24-year-old secured a summer move from Sampdoria to Inter.

Mikel Arteta’s side could reignite their alleged interest to boost their title credentials.

According to Caught Offside, Inter’s current debt stands at $898million (£706million), although it is down from last year’s $980million (£770million).

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Topics: Football, Inter Milan, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United