The Nerazzurri defeated Parma 2-1 on Thursday evening and they are now six points ahead of AC Milan in the league table but a number of financial issues could prevent them from being one of Italy’s representatives in Europe next season.
According to Corriere dello Sport, a series of payments to be made before the end of March for Inter to obtain a UEFA licence otherwise the 2021/22 Champions League could possibly not feature the 2020/21 Serie A champions.
Reportedly the Nerazzurri also have had difficulty paying their players largely due to the lack of capital coming from the Suning Group in China and the search continues for new investors to inject more funds into the club.
It would not be the first time that an Italian champion does not participate in the European Cup/Champions League. Lazio won the Serie A title in 1973/74 but they were disqualified from participating in the European Cup for the following season.