One of the biggest surprises during the summer transfer window was that Inter were able to hold onto their stars, despite strong interest from home and abroad. That the club was able to turn down a €60 million offer for Mauro Icardi was the clearest sign that Suning will be very different owners than Erick Thohir, who would have bitten Napoli’s hand off to accept that sort of offer.
After focusing on adding to the squad all summer, Suning is now turning its attention inward by reworking deals for Icardi, Marcelo Brozovic, Gary Medel and others.
According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, this month they will extend both Icardi and Brozovic’s deals until 2021, with the former set to earn €5m yearly and the latter €2.5m. Both contracts will include huge buyout clauses that can only be exercised by teams outside of Serie A.
Medel is also in talks for a new agreement, as are directors Giovanni Gardini and Piero Ausilio, whose contracts are currently set to expire in 2017 and who are expected to extend them by another two years.