Inter are considering Parma full back Matteo Darmian as an alternative to Chelsea full back Marcos Alonso, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper Corriere dello Sport.
The report details how Inter coach Antonio Conte is keen to bring the Spaniard to Milan after working with the player during their time together at Chelsea, but economic factors are currently limiting the deal. Chelsea want at least €30-35 million for the player’s signature and combined with his €5 million a year wages, it makes the deal incredibly expensive for the Nerazzurri in the January transfer window. Furthermore, the Blues aren’t willing to accept any other deal accept an outright purchase, not even considering the idea of a loan with a buy option attached.
Therefore, the report highlights, Inter have turned their attention back to former Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian. The 30-year-old Italian is an attractive idea to the Nerazzurri’s management because of his ability to play on both the left and right side of the pitch as well as his lower cost.