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Who will be loaned or sold this January? Five names

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Inter Milan are prepared to either sell or loan at least five players during the winter transfer window in an attempt to balance the club's financial books.

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According to Football Italia (via Corriere dello Sport), Inter Milan are prepared to either sell or loan at least five players during the winter transfer window in an attempt to balance the club's financial books.

Corriere reported earlier today that Inter are currently €7 million over budget, and that that is the minimum amount which must be accounted for if Inter are to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.

Three fringe players seem primed to be loaned out to other clubs: Dodo, Rey Manaj, and Assane Gnoukouri. For all I care, Dodo could be sold for whatever amount he can garner for the club. I'd love to see both Manaj and Gnoukouri receive more opportunities at other clubs, though, as both have shown flashes of great potential.

It's been in the cards for awhile now, but it appears that Martin Montoya's loan from Barcelona will be officially cut short in January. While the Spanish player has made a few decent appearances in the last couple of matches, he just doesn't seem to be a good fit for Mancini's side as it stands now, and it seems all but certain that Inter will not want to make his loan move permanent. If the club are ready to make that decision, then better to part with Montoya in January rather than June in an attempt to balance the books sooner rather than later.

The fifth and final player Inter will try to cash in on is former captain Andrea Ranocchia. Rano has drawn interest from a few Premier League sides despite being used hardly at all by Mancini this season. With our current back line humming along just fine, there's not really any need for an inconsistent player like Rano. I think most Inter fans would agree with me when I say, "sell him for whatever he's worth and end this saga, please."