Corriere dello Sport reveals the presence of Piero Ausilio yesterday at Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea-Atletico Madrid for the purpose of scouting Jose Gimenez, the central defender under Simeone. The Uruguayan is one of the strong candidates to bolster Inter’s defence for next season, taking advantage of the lack of continuity offered by Simeone and his expiring contract in 2020.
However, in recent days, the Spanish Club has begun to press the player to renew his contract. Inter must therefore remain vigilant and ready to pounce in case talks do not go as planned.
Ausilio’s trip to England may not be over yet, as the Champions League fixture list still includes, Tottenham-Apoel and Liverpool-Spartak Moscow
The Nerazzurri’s decision to sign a new central defender could also be influenced by the progress of prospects, such as, Zinho Vanheusden and Alessandro Bastoni, allowing Inter to save money and promote youth while still under FFP regulations.