Inter Monitoring Kurzawa, Kostic & Gosens As Conte Requests Another Wing-Back

Inter Monitoring Kurzawa, Kostic & Gosens As Conte Requests Another Wing-Back
August 14, 2019 12:45
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Inter are monitoring four players as they bid to deliver Antonio Conte another wing-back before the transfer window closes, according to Tuttosport.

Layvin Kurzawa is expected to leave Paris Saint-Germain and could represent an oppportunity for Beppe Marotta, Piero Ausilio and Dario Baccin in the final few days of the market.

But Eintracht Frankfurt’s Filip Kostic is another option for the Nerazzurri, as well as Atalanta’s German wing-back Robin Gosens, whom Inter followed with great attention last season.

If none of these players were available for the right price, Marotta could also return to Matteo Darmian at Manchester United for a last-minute swoop.

Darmian is right-footed and therefore not the sort of left wing-back specialist Antonio Conte is looking for, but he would cost relatively little given he is out of contract next summer.

What’s for certain is that Inter have now prioritised a fresh option on the left-hand side of Conte’s 3-5-2 system over a new midfielder, albeit they may pursue a late signing there as well.

Ivan Perisic was deemed unsuitable for the wing-back position but it now seems Dalbert is likely to follow the Croatian out of the exit door.

Numerous French clubs are reportedly interested in bringing the former Nice man back to Ligue 1, while Fiorentina have also made an approach in Serie A.

Dalbert is worth €14.7 million on Inter’s books at present and would be allowed to leave for around €20 million.

Inter have spoken to Fiorentina about Federico Chiesa this week but they have also discussed a possible deal for their former academy full-back Cristiano Biraghi.

The Italy international would be eligible for a homegrown slot in Inter’s Champions League squad this year, but he is by no means the only name on the Nerazzurri’s wish list.

By Will Beckman