Inter chief executive Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta is planning a move for Brescia’s Sandro Tonali according to a report in today’s print edition of Brescia Oggi.
Marotta is understood to be preparing an offer which will be difficult for Brescia president Massimo Cellino to turn down for one of the hottest prospects in Italian football at the moment.
Inter will look to buy him in the January transfer window and will allow the 19-year-old to remain at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti until the end of the season to allow him to continue his development in a familiar environment.
The report suggests that Marotta is plotting the move for Tonali as a direct response to arch-rivals Juventus swooping in and taking Dejan Kulusevski from right under Inter’s nose.
This season Tonali, who is under contract with the Azzurri club until the end of next season, has made 18 appearances across all competitions in which he has scored one goal and provided two assists.