28 April at 15:00
Inter are working to lock down Marcelo Brozovic. Following yet another successful season by the Croatian – at least thus far – the Nerazzurri have no intention of letting him go. However, they will have to be careful, as Liverpool are interested in the midfielder, per FCInterNews.it.
The current contract, which will expire in 2022, has a release clause of €60m which can be exercised in July. Inter are thus working to close the negotiations with Brozovic for a new deal, which won’t have a release clause or perhaps a much higher one.
The midfielder currently earns about €3.5m per year plus bonuses and is asking for a salary of €6m per year in the new deal. Inter, on the other hand, have put a two-year extension (until 2024) on the table but only with a salary of €4.5m plus bonuses per year.
In the end, the parties could meet somewhere in the middle, although the release clause is still something they need to resolve. Inter are keen on removing it, as mentioned, and by doing so it would give Brozovic’s agent more leverage to negotiate a high salary.