Roma will only grant Edin Dzeko his wish of joining Inter if they receive Mauro Icardi in a part-exchange deal, according to Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Valerio Clari.
The Giallorossi have told the striker it is too late to sell him for cash because they are worried they do not have enough time to secure a replacement.
Icardi would solve Roma’s problem and enable Inter to finally offload their former captain, while also delivering Antonio Conte his second key target in attack.
However, Clari confirmed on Radio Sportiva today that Maurito is still rejecting all others apart from Juventus, because he is convinced Fabio Paratici will eventually make his offer.
Inter could seek a swap deal between Icardi and Paulo Dybala if they cannot sign Dzeko, but for now they remain reluctant to sell any of their players to Juventus.
The Bianconeri are similarly hesitant about such an idea but need to trim their squad before the new Serie A campaign begins.
Clari works as an Inter correspondent for GdS and confirmed the Nerazzurri will not make any more high-profile signings before the transfer window shuts.
Cristiano Biraghi could replace Dalbert at full-back if they can find a buyer for the Brazilian, while the club could search for a low-cost midfielder in the final few days.