Former Inter midfielder Nicola Berti has stated that if he were the manager of Inter he would look to bring in Edinson Cavani if Lautaro Martinez departs the club in the coming months.

Lautaro has drawn continuous links to Barcelona for some time now and Berti thinks Inter could replace him with Paris Saint-Germain star Cavani, whose contract with them is set to expire at the end of next month.

“If he were to go to Barcelona and if I had been Inter manager, the first player I would want at Inter would be Cavani,” he remarked in an interview with Italian television show ‘Qui studio a voi stadio’ yesterday evening.

He then spoke on the fact that the likes of Giuseppe ‘Beppe’ Marotta and Antonio Conte, both of whom have pasts with Inter’s arch rivals Juventus, are now at the club: “Is Inter more ‘black and white’ now? Yes in this period Inter are but they are professionals.”

Berti also spoke on quarrelling with former Inter manager Giovanni Trapattoni and how hard it was: “I wanted to quarrel with everyone, but I couldn’t cope with him. He always understood you, it was impossible.”

In conclusion he was asked which current player he believes resembles him the most.

“The new Berti? Nicolò Barella. He is slightly shorter than me, but he has monstrous energy and strength. He will be dominant in the Serie A for the next ten years.”

Berti joined Inter in the Summer of 1988 from fellow Serie A side Fiorentina and spent the next decade on the club’s books before departing for Tottenham Hotspur. During his time with the club he made 312 appearances, in which he scored 41 goals and tallied eight assists.