Inter are top of the table, but they are not exactly setting Serie A alight and have only managed to come out on top at the death in the last two games with Reggina and Udinese.
Aside from the leadership, the situation is far from being rosy, as the former Chelsea tactician continues his feud with Italian media, while the Adriano ‘affair’ keeps gaining momentum and several players are allegedly unsettled under the new regime and eager to leave Milan next January.
And the Gazzetta reports this morning that Mou has told the directors that a quartet of players can happily pack their bags in the new year: Hernan Crespo, Luis Jimenez, Olivier Dacourt and of course l’Imperatore.
But Argentine hitman Cruz could sensationally stay put despite the much-publicized spat with the Portuguese last month.
The ex-Bologna striker was frozen out of the squad after the game with Genoa, but returned to the side and saved the day in the Champions League match with Anorthosis and also against Udinese last weekend.
His current contract runs out at the end of the season, but negotiations over a new deal have yet to start.
However, should Adriano and Crespo leave in January, it is highly improbable that El Jardinero will also be shown the door by the Special One.