Inter are looking to sign a midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window in order to please coach Antonio Conte and are hoping to sign a young player who is ready to play at the highest level, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
The report details how the 50-year-old Italian coach isn’t bothered about the players age, but just wants a player that he can regularly deploy in both the league and the Champions League. Therefore, Inter are looking at players who are both younger and ready to make the jump to the Nerazzurri’s first team.
Some names that the Inter management are considering, the report continues, are Fiorentina’s Gaetano Castrovilli and Napoli’s Allan, although neither club wants to sell their midfielders in January and therefore it would be tough for the Nerazzurri to sign either. Atalanta owned midfielder Dejan Kulusevski is another option, with his young age and confident play both appealing to the Nerazzurri, but there is another problem.
Parma are incredibly keen to retain the player for the full season loan, rather than lose him in January, the report highlights. Furthermore, the 19-year-old Swede would have to adapt to playing in a three-man midfield under Conte, an adaptation that may take longer than the Italian coach would be happy with.
Inter are therefore looking at Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul, the report suggests. Conte is a big fan of the Argentine and he would cost around €35 million, although the Nerazzurri may offer Federico Dimarco in exchange.
Finally, Inter are following Juraj Kucka, the report adds. The 32-year-old Slovakian midfielder plays for Parma, a club that Inter have a good relationship with, although the Nerazzurri would have to make a good offer for the former Milan and Genoa play due to his importance to the Emilian club.