Inter’s bid to sign Federico Chiesa from Fiorentina next year is part of the club’s attempt to create a block of Italian players, as explained by Gazzetta dello Sport.
The forward is open to the idea of joining the Nerazzurri in 2020, despite agreeing personal terms with Juventus earlier this summer.
Beppe Marotta believes he can persuade Chiesa to pick Inter by pointing out that he would be a more important player for them than he would be in Turin.
Inter’s new Italian spine has already begun to take shape following the arrivals of Stefano Sensi and Nicolo Barella in midfield.
Suning’s ambition is to provide Antonio Conte with an array of overseas players, such as Romelu Lukaku and Diego Godin, who boast international experience and a winning mentality.
However, they are similarly committed to creating a solid base of homegrown talents who can provide the backbone to the squad for years to come.
Chiesa would be signed as a poster boy for the latter contingent, although GdS it was still premature to be making any such arrangements.
“These are discussions that need to be had further down the line,” they assured.
“For now, Inter are just happy to have got their foot in the door again without Chiesa slamming it shut on them.”