Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has voiced his frustration at Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules, saying they are the reason he has had to sell some of his best talent this summer.
Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri left the San Siro last week to join Stoke for a club-record £12m fee for the Premier League side.
He is set to be followed out of the door by fellow midfielder Mateo Kovacic, who is on the verge of joining Real Madrid for a reported £25m.
Mancini admits he did not want either player to leave but felt he had no choice because of the Financial Fair Play rules introduced by Uefa in a bid to stop clubs from overspending.
He told the club's official website: