Inter could turn to Sassuolo midfielder Stefano Sensi after reportedly refusing to rival Paris Saint-Germain for Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella.
Inter have long been considered favourites for Barella but have so far been unwilling to meet Cagliari’s €50m asking price, instead proposing €36m plus €14m in bonuses and the option of loaning Federico Dimarco or Alessandro Bastoni.
However, Corriere dello Sport claims PSG – now led by former Milan sporting director Leonardo – could sneak in for the 22-year-old.
Furthermore, the Nerazzurri would not be prepared to match the €50m that the French giants may be willing to offer.
Consequently, the newspaper expects the Beneamata to switch their attentions to Sensi, who has been heavily linked with city rivals Milan.
Inter only announced the permanent signing of Matteo Politano from Sassuolo yesterday, while the Neroverdi in turn are looking at several of their youngsters, including Marco Pompetti, Edoardo Vergani and Andrew Gravillon.
Although the Rossoneri are leading the race for the Italy international, Il Corriere writes there could be scope for a package deal.