Inter intensify their pursuit of Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani after Dries Mertens has chosen to extend his contract with Napoli according to a report from Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

According to the report, Inter have been in contact with the Uruguayan national team striker in the past few days over a potential free transfer move to the club in the upcoming Summer transfer window.

The veteran forward has a high salary and the report goes on to claim that his arrival largely depends on what happens with Lautaro Martinez, who continues to be linked with a potential Summer transfer window switch to Barcelona.

Cavani, who has been with Paris Saint Germain since the Summer of 2013, has been absolutely prolific throughout his time in the French capital.

In seven years with the club the former Napoli player has made a total of 301 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored a highly impressive 200 goals.

Di Marzio goes on to report that Alexis Sanchez is also keen to convince Inter management to keep him around at the club past the end of this season.

The Chilean has had a largely unforgettable loan spell but will do his utmost to impress if/when the season resumes.