Inter are considering Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic and Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes as replacements for midfielder Radja Nainggolan, according to Corriere dello Sport.
Nainggolan yesterday told reporters he was ‘calm’ about his prospects of staying with the Nerazzurri, having joined from Roma only last summer.
However, new head coach Antonio Conte does not consider the 31-year-old indispensable and would be happy for the club to sell if a €30 million offer arrived.
The midfielder would need to give his OK to any deal but Inter are already looking to Kovacic and Bruno Fernandes as replacements.
Kovacic is known to be one of Piero Ausilio’s favourite players ever to pass through the club, but Conte and chief executive Beppe Marotta are also fans of the Croatian.
Fernandes scored 32 goals and provided 18 assists for Sporting during the 2018-19 season, including three goals and two assists in the UEFA Europa League.
He has made 11 appearances for Portugal since making his senior debut back in November 2017, scoring once in a 1-1 friendly draw against the United States.