The season is drawing to a close and there are only a few games left to play of the 2017/18 campaign. And as the summer break nears, transfer speculation starts circulating.
Clubs will already be eyeing moves to bring in new recruits, and they will have decisions to make on the future’s of their current players.
Inter could miss out on a Champions League place, and therefore they could have a struggle on their hands to keep hold of some of their biggest stars.
Mauro Icardi, Milan Skriniar and Antonio Candreva are all being chased by some of Europe’s giants. Rafinha’s loan spell ends at the end of this campaign, and four players are out of contract in the next 12 months.
Inter have some work to do. And that being said, here’s a look at exactly when every first team player, including those currently on loan, is due to be out of contract…
1. Expiring 30th June 2018
Tommaso Berni (GK) – Not made one appearance for Inter this season. Has been on the bench for almost every game, and appears to be third choice keeper behind Daniele Padelli. Will depart this summer, unless he is offered another one-year deal as he was last July.
Joao Cancelo (DF)** – Currently on loan from Valencia. Inter are expected to take up the option to secure the right back on a permanent basis. Has been linked to Manchester United who are looking to replace Matteo Darmian.
Lisandro Lopez (DF)** – Signed on loan from Benfica in January, with the option to buy in the summer. The centre back was brought in to offer another defensive option, but has only made one appearance in Serie A, as a half time substitute in February. Expected to return to Benfica.
Rafinha (MF)** – Signed on loan from Barcelona in January. The midfielder is rumoured to want to stay in Italy. Inter do have an option to buy, and the club are thought to be keen on keeping the player, but they would have to pay £30m or more, which could cause a problem.
2. Expiring 30th June 2019
Daniele Padelli (GK) – Has made just one appearance this term, in the quarter final of the Coppa Italia. Was signed last summer as an understudy for Samir Handanovic, after falling out of favour at Torino. Despite a lack of game time, he’s expected to see out his contract as he seemingly was aware he would be back-up keeper. Could be offered a new deal.
Miranda (DF) – Linked with a move back to his home country, Brazil. Palmeiras and Flamengo have reportedly held talks with the defender, although he has admitted he would like to finish his career in Europe. Has made 30 appearances for Inter this term, but could move on if the Italian giants miss out on a Champions League place.
Andrea Ranocchia (DF) – Has only started five games for the Nerazzurri this term, after returning from a loan spell at Hull City in the second half of last season. Reports suggested the centre back wanted to stay with relegated Hull, but the deal did not happen. Could move on if given the opportunity, and unlikely to sign a new contract with the club.
3. Expiring 30th June 2020
Antonio Candreva (MF) – Inter are reportedly willing to sell the out of favour winger, if the price is right. Manchester United and Chelsea are both thought to be interested in the player. Candreva has revealed that he would love to play in the Premier League, and is expected to leave this summer if a big offer comes in.
Borja Valero (MF) – Has started 28 league games this term, after completing a transfer from Fiorentina in the summer. Been used defensively and in an attacking role in the middle of the park, offering Luciano Spalletti different options. Expected to stay at San Siro.
Assane Gnoukouri (MF) – Was loaned out to Udinese for the second half of last season, but the club identified a heart condition and ruled him out for three months. The player has not been involved in any match day squads since. Appears to be starring for the Inter youth teams this term.
4. Expiring 30th June 2021
Samir Handanovic (GK) – Inter’s first choice goalkeeper, and has played every league game for them this season. Was handed a new deal in December 2017, amid interest from Liverpool. The club have no plan to sell their keeper.
Danilo D’Ambrosio (DF) – Has started 32 games in Serie A this term, missing out on three starts as a result of injury. His ability to play in any position across the back makes him an invaluable player for the team. Signed a contract extension in April 2017.
Matias Vecino (MF) – A common figure in central midfield for Inter. Has started 23 league games this season, after signing from Fiorentina in the summer. Was linked to a few of Europe’s biggest clubs before signing for the Nerazzurri. Expected to stay with the club.
Roberto Gagliardini (MF)** – Joined on loan from Atalanta in January 2017, in a deal keeping him at San Siro until the summer. However, there was an obligation to buy agreed in the loan deal, meaning that Gagliardini appears to be contracted with the club until 2021. He has made 30 appearances in the league for Inter this term, and is expected to sign a permanent deal with the Italian side.
Marcelo Brozovic (MF) – Has been in and out of the starting XI all term, and caused a stir in February after responding to whistling Inter fans with a sarcastic applause. Was linked to Everton, Liverpool and Arsenal in the winter transfer window, with reports suggesting that Inter were open to selling the midfielder. Has played 90 minutes in the last eight games that he has been available for.
Yann Karamoh (MF)** – Signed on a two-year loan from Ligue 1 side Caen last summer. Inter have the option to make the deal permanent, and are expected to do that. Chelsea and Barcelona are both thought to be chasing the 19-year-old, but Inter have reportedly warned them off their rising star.
Eder (FW) – Signed a contract extension in November 2017, but was later linked with a move to Crystal Palace in January. Has only started four league games this term. Often used as a substitute, but his total minutes played in Serie A this season amount to under eight full matches. Expected to depart the club in the summer.
Mauro Icardi (FW) – The Inter captain has started 31 Serie A games this season, with injury the only factor keeping him out of the starting XI this term. He has scored 27 league goals, already three more than last season’s tally. Manchester United, Real Madrid and Chelsea are chasing the forward, who is thought to have a release clause of over £100m. If Inter miss out on a Champions League place, Icardi would be very likely to depart.
Andrea Pinamonti (FW) – Has recently been linked to Wolves, who have just been promoted to the Premier League. Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have been reportedly interested in the past, as well as Serie A sides Cagliari and Sassuolo. Could complete a loan move.
5. Expiring 30th June 2022
Milan Skriniar (DF) – He has caught the eye of the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona with his performances this season. Both clubs have been in pursuit of the young centre back, but Skriniar recently revealed that he is happy at Inter and will not be leaving the club in the summer. The club have also insisted that he will not be sold.
Dalbert (DF) – Inter beat both Liverpool and Juventus in the race to sign the young left back last August. However, the Brazilian has only appeared 15 times in all competitions this term. At only 24 years old, he could stay another year and try to break into the first team.
Ivan Perisic (MF) – Reports claim that the club could look to sell the winger in the summer. Manchester United were chasing him last August, but Inter refused to sell at the time. He has scored 11 goals in 34 starts in Serie A this term, but Inter are thought to be planning an overhaul at San Siro, and the player could depart.
*Indicates that the player has been on loan at another club this season
**Indicates that the player is currently at the club on loan