Italian journalist Maurizio Pistocchi: ‘Think Inter will be sold before Christmas, Cremonese desserts and Sturm Graz’s good striker prospects for Inter’

Italian journalist Maurizio Pistocchi expects it won’t be long before Inter are sold by current owners Suning.

Speaking to Italian media Inter-News.itPistocchi gave his opinion on the possible sale of the Nerazzurri and also suggested some possible signings the team could make in attack.

Rumors have been circulating about a possible sale of Inter by Suning in recent days.

Reports have suggested that while previously the owners were only looking for minority partners to invest in, it is now all but official that they are looking for an outright buyer.

Major questions are being raised over the Nerazzurri’s future, although for his part Pistocchi expects these to be answered sooner rather than later.

About the situation, Pistocchi said: “I think it will accelerate very quickly.”

“I don’t think Suning will still be an owner at Christmas,” he added.

“When the Financial Times reports something, it should be trusted. It’s not Italian paper.

On Inter Milan defender Skriniar’s contract extension talks, Pistocchi felt that ‘everything depends on the future of the club at company level’.

“I believe Inter will be sold, I think there are serious offers coming from the United States,” he added.

“When huge funds take over, they often try to trade some players,” he said of how the new owners might approach Skriniar’s situation.

“So if an offer comes in that would allow them to turn around the balance sheet, and especially if there are good replacements, in my opinion he could be sold.”

When asked how he would improve the team in January if he led Inter, Pistocchi replied that “if I was at Inter and had to invest money, I would spend it on a attacker.”

“Inter are lacking in that respect,” he added.

He went on to say that “Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez are good when it comes to starters, but you have to have a backup duo.”

Pistocchi claimed that “Dzeko is a good player but he scores few goals”.

“They would also need someone to replace Correa who can score a number of goals.”

Among some suggested attacking signings, Pistocchi noted that “Cremona striker Cyriel Dessers is the kind of player who would suit a top team well.”

He continued: “Last week in Lazio’s game against Sturm Graz, I saw a player, William Boving, who would be capable of playing at a high level, in Italian football and beyond.”

Pistocchi argued that “the good players are out there, you just have to have the right eye for them.”