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Money has quickly become one of the biggest factors in world football. Most notably, PSG and Manchester City have come into what is often described as "unlimited capital."
In February, Goal.com analyzed the "matchday revenue" of the top clubs from Italy, England, Germany and Spain. What they found was that Italian clubs had by far the lowest percentage of total revenue coming from ticket sales.
As a result, some Italian clubs were losing €100 Million a year. The biggest clubs in Europe—including the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich—all had their matchday revenue account for at least 20 percent of their total revenue. But Inter did not.
The club is in need of capital, and with Real Madrid reportedly showing interest in Maicon, they could decide to move the Brazilian in order to add to their decimated bank account.