Inter are increasingly focusing their transfer attention on to Brescia talent Sandro Tonali, aiming to create an all-Italian midfield for a generation.
The Nerazzurri have emerged as the favourites for the 20-year-old, who is also tracked by Juventus, Milan, Manchester United and Barcelona.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Tonali is considered the absolute priority for Antonio Conte’s squad, as he’d form the basis for the Italy midfield of the future with current Inter stars Nicolò Barella and Stefano Sensi.
Having just sold Mauro Icardi to Paris Saint-Germain for €50m plus up to €8m in bonuses, they have the funds available to swoop early.
Brescia had wanted €50m for the youngster, but the COVID-19 effect on the transfer market could well lower that to €40m.
Tonali scored one goal and provided five assists in his 23 Serie A appearances so far this season, earning him three senior Italy caps.
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