Inter coach Antonio Conte’s preferred defensive signing is Torino centre back Armando Izzo, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper la Repubblica.
The report details how the Nerazzurri are working hard to try and please the Lecce born coach and have begun the work needed to sign the 28-year-old Italian defender, who is contracted to the Granata until 2024. Izzo’s valuation is around €25 million, around the same price as Hellas Verona starlet Marash Kumbulla, who Inter are no longer looking to sign. Another option would be Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, who will be a free agent.
Izzo has made 32 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2832 minutes. In that time, he has scored three goals and helped the side keep eight clean sheets. Torino aren’t particularly interested in losing the Italian defender but could be convinced by the Milanese club, especially if the right offer arrives, considering the current financial climate.