Inter Milan director Piero Fassone has admitted that his club are not in the position to reject offers for their star-players if clubs from across Europe make formal bids for them.
Fassone has joined Juventus president, Andrea Agnelli, in admitting that Italian football isn't prestigious enough for clubs to be able to keep hold of their star men, and the Inter director has admitted that he could be forced to sell the clubs brightest duo.
Premier League Interest
Mauro Icardi and Mateo Kovacic are both heavily linked with moves to England, with Icardi being labelled as the 'next Cristiano Ronaldo'. According to the Daily Express, in a recent interview, Fassone admitted that Serie A isn't strong enough or competitive enough for them to be able to keep hold of their stars.
Icardi is currently being monitored by Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, whilst Kovacic is wanted by Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.
Despite admitting the league isn't strong enough, Fassone is hopeful that he can get the duo to commit their futures to Inter Milan, but he knows that they may both seek to leave in the near-future with the Premier League waiting.
He told Corriere dello Sport: "I've learned that no player is off the market in football, it doesn't work that way.
"It's possible to keep Icardi and Kovacic although there are other clubs have more appeal than us.
"Inter can compensate with the motivation we give players, with the opportunity to grow that we can give them.
"I'm confident that Icardi, Kovacic and Dodo want to stay with us.
"If then a big club arrives that wants them, at some point it would be right to make them happy.
"If then a big club arrives that wants them, at some point it would be right to make them happy"
"The extensions? Ausilio has met with Handanovic, Kovacic and Icardi's agents, there are the conditions to arrive to an agreement with all three.
"It makes me optimistic to see to see that the players want to stay."
These comments from Fassone come just days after Agnelli admitted that Juventus will struggle to keep hold of Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal in the near future, despite both of them rejecting the chance to leave over the summer.
If Inter do choose to sell their star-duo, they would be looking at a hefty income, with Icardi linked with a £28 million move and Kovacic having a £20 million price tag.