According to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport, Inter Milan are planning a mass clear-out to fund a big-money bid for Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas this summer.
Corriere dello Sport claims that three of Inter’s biggest stars, Wesley Sneijder, Samuel Eto’o and goalkeeper Julio Cesar, will be sold this summer and the season with the cash they receive from the sales, the Serie A side will launch a move for Arsenal captain Fabregas.
The Spain international has been continually linked to his boyhood club Barcelona but their current midfield is so talent-packed that he would not be guaranteed a starting place in Pep Guardiola’s side. That could allow Inter into the running if Fabregas seeks a move after almost six trophy-less seasons in north London.
Inter have suffered a disappointing season under manager Leonardo; they are eight points behind league leaders AC and were knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals by a Schalke side that were made to look average by Manchester United on Tuesday.
Inter’s first-choice centre midfield partnership of Dejan Stankovic and Esteban Cambiasso have a combined age of 62 and the signing of Fabregas could signal a new dawn at the San Siro.