Sassuolo striker Giacomo Raspadori is a target for Inter should Lautaro Martinez depart in the summer, but prizing him away from the Emilia-Romagna-based club may prove difficult.

Analyst Claudio Raimondi explained on SportMediaset today that Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has a good relationship with Sassuolo Chairman Giovanni Carnevali and may wish to leverage this during negotiations for the player.

Sassuolo have made it known that Raspadori is in their plans for next season and they don’t wish to part with player, and so if Inter wish to replace the outgoing Martinez with him they will have to be canny in their approach.

Fortunately for Inter, Marotta is renowned for his savvy in the transfer market, and the club will hope to rely on his understanding with Carnevali to arrive at an agreement with Sassuolo that will bring the impressive 21-year-old to the Giuseppe Meazza.

One possibility that Raimondi brings up is that of a loan with an agreement to buy – this could ensure that Sassuolo are remunerated and can replace their star while also giving Inter time to pay for the player.