The future of Julio Cruz has been up in the air lately, as it is rumoured several teams are interested in acquiring the Argentine after he was left out for a number of matches by Inter coach Jose Mourinho.
'El Jardinero' has always expressed his desire to stay at San Siro, however it appears his future will depend on loaned-out Cagliari striker Robert Acquafresca, who is owned by the Nerazzurri.
Inter have not yet renewed Cruz's contract, who's current term expires at the end of this season, because they feel that U-21 Italian international Acquafresca could replace the 34-year-old.
Cruz has been performing well for Inter this season, scoring some key goals, however he has mostly been used as a substitute and may look for a different challenge as his career winds down.
Massimo Moratti and co. upstairs will also consider that Acquafresca is 13 years younger than Cruz and is an investment for the future, while the former Bologna hitman is likely to retire sometime within the next couple of years.