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Lukaku’s move to Chelsea was for money - Marotta

Fri 22 October 2021 | 10:36

During an interview with Il Corriere della Sera, Beppe Marotta revealed that reaching an agreement over the Croatia international’s contract extension is hard and he sees no difference between Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku who made a move to the Blues to double his wage.

Beppe Marotta

talked about Italian football and how the economic crisis created by the coronavirus pandemic can be dealt with.

During his interview, he spoke about the team management and the Nerazzurri’s targets this season.

Although Lautaro Martinez and Nicolò Barella will put pen to paper for extension contracts with

Inter

soon,

Marcelo Brozovic

has yet to make a decision.

The midfielder’s contract is due to expire this season, with Manchester United and Barcelona interested in acquiring his services.

Barella and Lautaro will extend their contract with a pay rise, we are close,”

Marotta said.

“Brozovic’s contract is expiring, it will take more time, but I am confident.”

Romelu Lukaku

has been replaced by

Edin Dzeko

and the Belgium international’s absence is not felt by the Serie A champions as the 35-year-old met the back of the net seven times in 11 games so far.

Lukaku was sold for €115m and we bought Dzeko for free. On the pitch, there isn’t much difference,”

Marotta claimed.

“Lukaku left to double his salary, in Italy these figures can’t exist.

“Today, we can’t make important investments, I wouldn’t be allowed to sign Lukaku for €75m. We need reduced and specific investments.”

He was quizzed about his relationship with Antonio Conte.

We didn’t argue. It is a delicate subject, he should be there to discuss it all together,”

Marotta claimed.

“Inzaghi is doing well, he must be given time to know Inter. Perhaps some goals could be avoided. That’s where we need to improve.

“We are ambitious, it’s still early to make judgements, we are on a par with the others, the target remains to qualify for the Champions League.

He was also asked what happens should Inter receive another big-money offer.

The player’s desire is always crucial, as a manager I am not worried about selling, but about buying. Right now, there isn’t any club in Italy that can offer a huge salary to a player,”

the 64-year-old admitted.

“Let’s wait for Zhang’s return, I think we can continue together. After the experience at Inter, I will look for something outside from clubs. I like politics and sport, I’d like an institutional role.”


source: SportMob

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