The San Siro side have fallen from grace somewhat in the past half a decade, but the club’s chief hopes they can return to the top of the crop in the coming seasons
Inter are aiming to get back among the top 10 clubs in the world, according to president Erick Thohir.
The Nerazzurri returned to the Europa League this season after a year out of continental football.
And the Inter chief, who took over the club in 2013-14, has his sights set on much higher aspirations as he looks to bring back the era when Inter could consider themselves among the best clubs on the continent, while denying reports Uefa could clamp down hard on the club for Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules
When asked if he hopes Inter can reach the Champions League final in 2016, which will be hosted at San Siro, Thohir told La Gazzetta dello Sport: “I think playing in it would be a dream.
“We believe we have built a good team at Inter. Our goal is to do better than last season’s fifth place, it’s hard to say whether or not we can get Champions League football though.
“We have received no reports about FFP issues. To get back among the top 10 clubs in the world is what we want, and we’ll do this by increasing revenue while respecting FFP rules.”
The Nerazzurri’s last Champions League win came five seasons ago when Jose Mourinho guided the club to treble glory in 2009-10.
Under current coach Walter Mazzarri, Inter had a Hernanes stunner to thank as they rose to third in Serie A on Wednesday, four points adrift of top two Juventus and Roma.