Inter president Massimo Moratti has admitted that they could lose Wesley Sneijder to Anzhi Makhachkala in the summer transfer window, even though he still sees the Dutchman as a key player for the Serie A side.
The Nerazzurri already sold Samuel Eto'o to the ambitious Russian side last year, and a number of recent reports suggest that the playmaker could follow in the footsteps of his former team-mate this summer.
"Could Sneijder follow Eto'o's path? It's possible that there could be such a risk," the 67-year-old was quoted as saying on the club's official website.
"As for me, I consider Sneijder to be quite a decisive player for Inter, beyond what can be the proper attention and willingness from other teams."
Inter are being heavily linked with a move for Sao Paulo midfielder Lucas Moura as a potential replacement for Sneijder, and Moratti has made it clear that they are slowly making progress when it comes to a potential transfer of the Brazil international.
"The progress concerns finding out whether or not there is a chance. Now we have to see if we can manage to carry things out.
"These are things that have to take place by putting everything together, which also means taking a look at our revenue."
Lucas recently admitted that he would jump at the opportunity to join Inter.