Inter were willing to bring in Francesco Acerbi for drugs, but they did not receive the approval from the royal to complete the signing. Although the deal wouldn’t be expensive, President Stephen Zhang was reluctant to add a salary to their payroll.
according to Gazzetta dello sportThe Nerazzurri They reached an agreement with Lazio on a season-long loan, with no initial fee and a low option to buy in 2023. They would cover his €1.5m wages. The defender was due to arrive in Milan to put pen to paper on Tuesday.
However, the Inter president blocked Acerbi’s access because the management did not meet the financial targets for the summer window, Tuttomercatoweb informs. He wanted to make a profit of 60 million euros, but they would stop at 40 million euros. The wage bill wasn’t reduced as much as he requested, either.
The front office thinks the president could change his mind if they offload Eddie Salcedo and Lucien Agomeh. They are the last two outcasts on the list. Simone Inzaghi is pressing to add a central defender to replace Andrea Ranocchia.
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Ranocchia appeared a handful of times last season, so it wouldn’t be the end of the world, but it would be better to get a little more insurance on this weird campaign. Lazio’s refusal is not a team maker but it will fill a gap. If they couldn’t convince Zhang to reverse course, they would have to do so. They will adapt Matteo Darmian to the central defender and use Danilo D’Ambrosio and Federico Dimarco more often there. After all, they signed another option on the wings at Raul Bellanova.