Five players Inter Milan could LOSE in summer including Lukaku and Martinez with Serie A champs braced for transfer raid

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INTER MILAN heroically ended Juventus’ nine-year Serie A winning streak by clinching the title over the weekend.

But now Antonio Conte is preparing for a host of bids for his biggest stars after leading the Nerazzurri to their first league crown in 11 years, then under the leadership of SunSport columnist Jose Mourinho.

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Romelu Lukaku is one of five key players Inter Milan could be forced to sell this summer[/caption]

Red-hot strike partners Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez are just two huge names being linked with big summer moves.

Worryingly for the club, Conte may be forced to cash-in on a host of talented stars with Inter‘s owners Suning Holdings suffering financial problems earlier this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

But which players are already garnering transfer attention ahead of a summer move?

We’ve taken a look at the five biggest names who could be set to move this summer.

ROMELU LUKAKU

Interested club(s): Chelsea, Man City

LUKAKU has been the main man at the San Siro this season, having scored a sensational 21 Serie A goals already this season – second only to Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Belgian, 27, is now on the horizon of soon-to-be Premier League champions Manchester City and former club Chelsea.

Lukaku is valued at around £90m by Inter Milan.

But losing their talismanic striker – who has been in blistering form since joining from Manchester United in a £73m deal in 2019 – could cost them dearly in their Serie A title defence next season.

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Inter Milan’s wage bill for 2021, according to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport

LAUTARO MARTINEZ

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Lautaro Martinez could join strike partner Lukaku in being sold by Inter this summer[/caption]

Interested club(s): Barcelona

THE Argentine has, once again, been the perfect foil for Lukaku in Inter Milan’s attack.

Martinez, 23, has scored 15 goals while adding a further five assists this season to help his side break their 11-year Serie A title drought.

But his red-hot form has seen Barcelona renew their interest in him.

Martinez had been a target for the Nou Camp giants last summer, but the move fell apart with Barca hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Inter value the striker at around £70m after his £101m release clause expired last summer.

ACHRAF HAKIMI

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Achraf Hakimi continues to attract the interest of Europe’s top clubs after another stellar year[/caption]

Interested club(s): Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City

THE flying wing-back, 22, only joined Inter Milan last summer, having signed from Real Madrid on the back of two seasons on loan at Borussia Dortmund.

But Los Blancos may already be feeling they made a mistake following the Moroccan’s incredible season.

However, it’s Premier League trio Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City leading the race for the Hakimi as things stand.

With Inter desperate to raise some much-needed funds, it’s claimed the versatile wide-man could be available for just £42.5m this summer.

ASHLEY YOUNG

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Ashley Young could return to Watford if Inter Milan don’t offer him a new contract[/caption]

Interested club(s): Watford

YOUNG has spent just 18 months at Inter having joined from Man Utd in January 2020.

But, as exclusively revealed by SunSport, the ex-England star is already weighing up his options.

Young, 35, is now expected to quit and join former club Watford if he is not offered a new contract by the Italian champions.

The winger turned full-back joined the Hornets aged ten and made his senior debut as an 18-year-old in 2003, ultimately making 107 appearances before leaving for Aston Villa in 2007.

And an emotional reunion to bookend his career could be too much for Young to turn down.

NICOLO BARELLA

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Antonio Conte doesn’t want to lose Nicolo Barella but the club could be talked into selling[/caption]

Interested club(s): Chelsea, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Tottenham

WHILE Inter are keen to recoup some cash this summer, it’s claimed they’re unwilling to part with Barella.

The in-form midfielder, 24, is on the radar of Premier League trio Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs.

Real Madrid are also keen, seeing the Italian as the perfect replacement for ageing stars Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Barella is valued at around £52m and Inter could be talked into selling, but they’ll no doubt fight tooth and nail to keep him.

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