Inter remain keen on a deal for Udinese captain Rodrigo de Paul, according to a report in the Italian media today.

Corriere dello Sport’s print edition said the Nerazzurri were still in the frame and were monitoring the Argentine’s situation with great interest.

Udinese want at least €40 million to sell De Paul, who is under contract until 2024 and earns €1 million per season.

There is a lot of competition for the 27-year-old, the Rome-based paper warned, but Inter are in the hunt and will do what they can to secure a deal.

De Paul nearly joined Inter two summers ago but the Nerazzurri changed their transfer plans after Antonio Conte replaced Luciano Spalletti as head coach.

The midfielder remains on their radar though, despite being linked in the last few days with AC Milan, Napoli and Atletico Madrid.

De Paul scored nine goals and provided 11 assists this season as Udinese finished 14th in Serie A.