Milan - Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini is set to be forced out after the club's new Chinese owners decided fresh blood is needed to rejuvenate the team, Italian media reported.
Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta dello Sport newspapers said Mancini was negotiating a financial deal with Inter and that Dutch coach Frank de Boer was being lined up to take over.
The reports said there was a contract dispute with Mancini and that the Chinese owners, the Suning group, were furious after Inter lost 6-1 to Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly in Oslo on Thursday.
Mancini has been coach for two years and is under contract until 2017. De Boer left Ajax Amsterdam at the end of last season.