5 Players Inter Milan Need to Sell in the Summer Transfer Window
With several new arrivals at Inter Milan this summer, the Italian giants may need to trim their squad before the start of the new campaign, especially if there are more players set to join.
Walter Mazzarri is entering his second year in charge, and he will be keen to further sculpt the side to his tastes.
While there is not an overabundance of attacking options at the San Siro, defence and midfield are both areas where the club could afford to offload a few fringe players.
Here are five players Inter could afford to cut loose.
After two full seasons at Inter, Zdravko Kuzmanovic has failed to lock down a starting spot, so it may be time for the 26-year-old to try his luck elsewhere.
Given chances to show his worth during the International Champions Cup, the Serb did nothing that would have overly impressed Mazzarri.
In fact, Inter looked somewhat laboured in attack when the midfielder was on the pitch.
If Kuzmanovic stays on, he is unlikely to play anything more than a peripheral role this season.
With the arrivals of Nemanja Vidic and Dodo, and the presence of top-class centre-backs Andrea Ranocchia and Juan, there would appear to be little room for someone like Matias Silvestre.
The Argentinian, who spent last season on loan at Milan, is surplus to requirements at the Nerazzurri.
Well down the likely pecking order when it comes to defenders, Inter would be better off selling him rather than keeping him around to make up numbers or loaning him out again.
The surplus of defenders should also threaten the continued presence of Hugo Campagnaro at the club.
Though the Argentina international is still a solid performer, he does not offer much longevity to Mazzarri at 34 years of age.
The best way for Campagnaro to extend his career could be to return to his homeland, where the slower pace of the game tends to allow veterans to be competitive for longer.
Since re-signing with Inter in May of 2013, the club where his professional career began, Marco Andreolli has only made four league appearances.
Competition for defensive spots will be even more intense this time around, so there is not much point staying at the San Siro if he is simply going to warm the bench.
A move to a smaller Serie A club where he could get regular playing time would surely be the sensible move for Andreolli at this stage of his career.
Jonathan Biabiany is set to return to Inter, which could mean Fredy Guarin makes way, according to Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via The Independent). The paper also claim Manchester United are interested in his signature.
Despite the Colombian's obvious talents, he has only showed glimpses of his best in the blue-and-black shirt.
Biabiany's qualities are well known at Inter, on the other hand, and he would be a valuable addition to the squad.
Such a shuffle would certainly make sense from Inter's perspective.