Inter could make a move to sign Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante in the upcoming January transfer window if they sell Christian Eriksen and other players who are no longer useful according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Il Giorno.
Last night’s match versus Napoli highlighted two main limitations to the Inter squad, and these limitations are a lack of a back-up striker to Romelu Lukaku and lack of a midfielder capable of controlling play when Marcelo Brozovic is unavailable.
If Inter are able to sell Danish national team attacking midfielder Eriksen for a sum of €30-35 million and raise cash through the sales of others, Inter could afford to make a significant purchase.
Kante remains Inter manager Antonio Conte’s dream signing. The Frenchman is the player most functional for his style of play and what is certain is that Inter will try and satisfy their coach’s demands by going after Kante in January. The alternative to Kante is Udinese’s Rodrigo de Paul, who Udinese want €40 million for.
Shandong Luneng striker Graziano Pelle is meanwhile viewed as one of the candidates to fulfil the back-up to Lukaku role, Il Giorno have reported in an earlier report.