Inter will not send Andrea Pinamonti to another club this summer before Antonio Conte has had a chance to see the striker in preseason, according to Tuttosport.
Pinamonti has interest from a vast array of clubs across Europe, with Borussia Dortmund the latest to be linked with the 20-year-old.
Benfica, Porto, two French clubs and seven sides in Serie A would also be keen to sign him, but Inter will wait until Conte has reached a decision on whether he could be useful for the first team.
“It’s unlikely Inter will sell Pinamonti on a permanent deal,” Tuttosport said this morning.
“Steven Zhang is a great admirer of the player, but there’s also the fact Pinamonti is one of Inter’s greatest talents and could turn into another Nicolo Zaniolo if he were let go.”
Tuttosport also suggested Pinamonti could become an heir to Edin Dzeko, who is expected to sign a three-year deal soon but is already 33 years old.
Inter want to extend the 20-year-old’s current deal with the club, which expires in 2021.