Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio discussed Inter’s plans for this month’s transfer market whilst speaking with Italian broadcaster Sky Sports Italia earlier today.
“Lukaku doesn’t have a replacement in the team. If Eriksen, Vecino and Pinamonti leave, maybe an alternative up front and a midfielder will arrive.
“Conte would sign De Paul tomorrow morning if he could, but the right conditions must be there. And if he arrives, he would be the starter.”
He then highlighted how the Milanese club need to solve the Christian Eriksen problem first before they can look to make new signings.
“But first he has to sell Eriksen because of his salary and because he’s out of the project.
“Pochettino is not a super fan of Eriksen, in big games he expected more from him, he is not his first choice.
“If Conte signed De Paul the balance would change in the league.”
The 26-year-old Rodrigo De Paul, who is contracted to Udinese until 2024, has made 15 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 1367 minutes.
In that time, he has scored three goals and provided three assists, being the clear star of the team.
The Nerazzurri are hoping to find a buyer for 28-year-old Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. The former Tottenham man has failed to adapt to coach Antonio Conte’s tactical system and is likely to leave on a loan deal this month.
Inter’s win over Crotone earlier today means that they are now top of the league table after 15 games, sitting on 36 points. Should AC Milan beat Benevento this evening, then they would retake their spot at the top.