Italian journalist Niccolò Ceccarini commented on Inter’s latest work ahead of the January transfer window in an editorial for Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.com earlier today.
“Inter are also working to plan the incoming market, which will inevitably start from the outgoing market. It is clear that the hottest name remains Eriksen.
“The Dane would like to return to the Premier League but now a different scenario could occur since Paris Saint Germain has taken Pochettino as new coach. He is the one who made Eriksen one of the reference points of the team during his years at Tottenham.
“Precisely for this reason a negotiation between the two clubs could be born soon. It remains to be understood whether with an offer or with an exchange. In this case the right profile could be that of Paredes.”
He then discussed Inter’s search to provide coach Antonio Conte with a reliable fourth forward option. 21-year-old Italian forward Andrea Pinamonti has not impressed the 51-year-old Italian coach.
“Soon there will be a meeting between Conte and the club to establish all the strategies. Much revolves around the role of a backup to Lukaku where there are many names floating around.
“Starting with Papu Gomez, who is destined to leave Atalanta. In addition to him, Giroud, Gervinho and the possible new entry Pavoletti will also be monitored in the event of an exchange with Nainggolan at Cagliari.”
Finally, Ceccarini discussed the Nerazzurri’s need to sign a solid left wing back next month. Conte’s current options in the role include Ashley Young, Ivan Perisic, Aleksandar Kolarov and Matteo Darmian.
“Another situation not to be underestimated concerns the left wing back role where the coach would actually like an alternative to Young.
“Marcos Alonso would be the preferred choice here, but Atletico Madrid are now in pole position. Emerson Palmieri, who Napoli are also interested in, is back on the agenda.”
Inter are working to find a new home for Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen, who has not impressed in Milan after arriving from Tottenham 11 months ago.
The 28-year-old has made 12 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 343 minutes.
A move to PSG could happen next month after the appointment of coach Mauricio Pochettino, who was a big fan of Eriksen in North London and may be happy to be reunited with the player.