Inter directors Walter Sabatini and Piero Ausilio reportedly remain hopeful of receiving a positive response from Paris Saint-Germain with regard to their interest in signing Javier Pastore from the Ligue 1 leaders.
However, they are also working on several other fronts in case a deal for the former Palermo trequartista fails to materialise during the final days of the transfer window.
Indeed, the Nerazzurri are monitoring the situation of Real Betis midfielder Fabián Ruiz, who is being scouted by several other top European clubs just now.
As they look to negotiate a deal with the Spanish club, Sabatini and Ausilio will try to take advantage of the fact they are interested in Japanese full-back Yuto Nagatomo.
According to Tuttosport, the 21-year-old midfielder is open to the idea of joining Inter in the future, but would prefer to remain a Betis player until at least the end of the current campaign. Apparently, Inter believe in his talents so much that they would be willing to pay his release clause.