ROMELU LUKAKU’S staggering £97.5million exit to Chelsea could spark an Inter Milan exodus of unhappy star players.
The cost-cutting Serie A champions are already struggling to stem huge dressing-room discontent after losing manager Antonio Conte and prized full-back Achraf Hakimi.
And as Chelsea prepare to complete the capture of San Siro top scorer Lukaku, Inter owner Steven Zhang will consider offers for any players.
Argentina frontman Lautaro Martinez has been linked to Tottenham and Croatia midfielder Marcelo Brozovic is on the radar of Manchester United.
And they are the players Inter will be most anxious about as Martinez’s contract runs out next summer and Brozovic is only tied down until 2023.
The Mail suggest other vulnerable players could be Leicester target Stefan de Vrij, Slovakia centre-back Milan Skriniar and Italy’s Euro 2020 hero Nicolo Barella, a midfielder who interests Liverpool.
New Inter chief Simone Inzaghi will find it tough to match predecessor Conte’s superb 2020-21 as the Italian giants cannot now rival the mega-wages of the European elite.
The only major loss so far has been Morocco superstar Hakimi to PSG for £59m.
But Lukaku’s departure is tipped to be a game-changer.
Many Inter fans and squad members believed losing one big name to help balance the books was acceptable.
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But Belgium mainstay Lukaku is a dominant figurehead up front.
The 28-year-old has hit 64 goals in 95 games for Inter after joining from Manchester United in August 2019.
And losing one of Serie A’s most feared forwards would send worrying signals to his team-mates.
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