How do you solve a problem like the Milan clubs?
The answer is to spend a ridiculous amount of money, apparently.
The fall from glory of both Inter and AC Milan has been well-documented along the way, but it looks like they could be on the ascendant once again following their summer takeovers by Chinese investors.
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Inter, in particular, are being linked with a crazy double-signing of no less than Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, brought to our attention by the Mirror.
As if one of them wasn't enough. Nerazzurri Owner Zhang Jindong is determined to do whatever it takes to restore Inter to their former heights, and signing Suarez and Aguero wouldn't be a bad way of doing that.
The problem is convincing first, Barcelona, and secondly, Manchester City, that selling either of them would be a good idea. If you don't ask, you don't get, though, so the Serie A club are willing to test the water.
Of course, City are bound to be outraged as this is the sort of spending that only they are entitled to, but Inter are resorting to desperate measures.
Despite the takeover, things are not exactly going to plan for the San Siro side. Having sacked Roberto Mancini and replaced him with Frank de Boer, they have still won just three of the first seven games of the season.
Aguero could perhaps be persuaded to link up with compatriot Mauro Icardi up front, though it'd be interesting to see how he reacted to the 23-year-old being club captain.
Suarez, meanwhile, is in fine form for Barca - when is he not, after all - and has found the back of the net seven times already for Luis Enrique's side this season.
Of the two Milan clubs, AC have perhaps sensibly toned down their expectations in recent weeks. Whereas initially, they hoped to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, they have now accepted that isn't realistic and are instead believed to be targeting Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea.
Inter might well want to take a leaf out of their housemate's book and assess the viability of their transfer targets before delving into the market, but if they've got money to spend, stranger things have happened.
Will Inter be able to sign Suarez or Aguero? Have your say in the comments.
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