Inter Milan powerbroker Marco Tronchetti Provera says they won't deviate from their new wage structure.
Wesley Sneijder is now set to be sold after refusing to accept a new pay-cut.
"Inter have a clear policy regarding wages," Provera told reporters at the Soccerex convention in Rio de Janeiro. "And we need to continue on that path regardless.
"I did not see yesterday's loss to Parma, but I have great confidence in Stramaccioni. At the beginning of the season no one fancied this team, but through hard work we are now certainly Scudetto challengers."