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Inter interested in Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino

The Brazilian is one of the names on Inter’s shortlist.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Roberto Firmino of Liverpool gestures during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park on September 3, 2022 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)
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Serie A giants Inter are in the market for a new striker. Beppe Marotta’s idea is to look for another big name that is affordable, and the perfect profile is that of Roberto Firmino.

The Brazilian could leave Liverpool as a free agent and, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri are seriously considering signing the experienced forward. The signing would only be possible with the departure of fellow forward Romelu Lukaku. If the Belgian striker fails to produce in the second half of the season, the Italians will let him return to Chelsea and will need a replacement to ensure experience and goals.

The 31-year-old striker, meanwhile, is no longer as important to Jurgen Klopp and has received a number of offers to join a new club. Lukaku cost them €20m this season between a loan move and his salary, while Firmino now earns €10m at Liverpool, which would be around €20m gross.

However, with the ‘Crescita Decree’, the Italian version of Beckham Law, if the striker were to accept a salary of €8m net, it would cost the club €10.5m, slightly less than what Lukaku’s loan has cost and the same as Edin Dzeko’s salary is now worth. With these conditions, the Inter board’s approval would be guaranteed.


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