An Inter Milan executive tells us how the team will rule Italian football again after years of mediocrity

Mauro Icardi and Inter Milan
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Inter Milan has vowed to topple Italian champion Juventus and win Serie A next season.

After a slow start to the 2016/17 football campaign, Inter rallied to finish seventh in Italy’s premier division. The side was still 29 points off top spot.

The Inter board now wants to return the club to its former glory.

“Serie A, the Scudetto, is obviously our goal,” Inter chief revenue officer Michael Gandler said at a Serie A event in London last week.

“Every year that is our goal and when we don’t achieve that, it is not a season we would consider a success.”

The club won a historic treble (Serie A, Coppa Italia, and the Champions League) in the 2009/10 season. However, Inter has not won a major trophy since 2011 and even failed to qualify for Europe this year.

Gandler added: “Our goal is to win trophies and we have invested heavily.”

Inter has already bought centre backs Milan Škriniar and Borka Valero for a combined €25 million (£22 million). Speaking to Business Insider after the event, Gandler said this does not mean the club is done spending.

“As long as the window is open there are always discussions to be had and we’re doing our best to create the best team [in Italy],” Gandler said.

Experienced football manager Luciano Spalletii, 58, joined Inter in June and will likely be handed a budget to use in the transfer market.

Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial. Michael Regan / Getty Images

The club has been linked with Nice left back Dalbert Henrique, FC Barcelona attacking midfielder Arda Turan, and could ask for Anthony Martial on loan as part of the deal that sends €50 million star winger Ivan Perisic to Manchester United.

“We have a new manager in Luciano Spaletti who wants to build his team,” Gandler told BI. “But there is a focus to build the right atmosphere and the right group of players. We have a strong team as it is but we are always looking to get better, so we’ll see how it plays out.”