Inter: FFP sanction won’t scupper transfer plans

The Italian club were handed a €6 million fine for breaching Uefa’s regulations and could pay a further €14m dependant on their adherence to a list of financial conditions

Inter are adamant that their Financial Fair Play sanction won’t affect their existing transfer plan to sign world-class players such as Yaya Toure this summer.

The Nerazzurri were handed a €6 million fine for breaching Uefa’s regulations and could pay a further €14m dependant on their adherence to a list of financial conditions.

The news came as a blow to the club’s plans to rebuild for next season, particularly as they are hoping to lure Manchester City ace Yaya Toure to San Siro, but club CEO Michael Bolingbroke insists that the Serie A side will remain competitive in the transfer market.

“From our president Erick Thohir downwards, we all want Inter to return to winning trophies as soon as possible, and I guarantee that we will do everything in our power to make it happen,” he said. 

“Inter deserves the best, and we will continue to work towards ensuring that Roberto Mancini can have the highest quality and most competitive team on the pitch.”

Inter have been charged with limiting their losses to €30 million next year and breaking even in 2017.

The Uefa sanction also stated that should Inter qualify for European competition this season, they will only be allowed to register 21 players rather than the usual 25-man squad.

“Inter has worked closely with Uefa’s Club Financial Control Body over the last several months to reach this Settlement Agreement,” Bolingbroke added.

“We are fully supportive of the principles that underscore Financial Fair Play, and are confident that our business plan for Inter will ensure that the Club is increasingly competitive both on and off the pitch, whilst respecting the conditions set forth in the Agreement.”

Inter travel to third-placed Lazio on Sunday hoping to close the three-point gap between them and fifth-paced Fiorentina, who occupy Serie A’s final Europa League slot.