With midfielder Christian Eriksen set to miss an undetermined amount of next season due to his health problems, Inter will look to find a player to replace his contributions.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that Chelsea’s Matteo Kovacic and Manchester United’s Donny Van De Beek are among the midfielders that the Nerazzurri are considering.
Kovacic is a former Inter player, having left the Nerazzurri for Real Madrid six years ago before joining Chelsea.
Kovacic is not one of Chelsea tactician Thomas Tuchel’s first-choice options in midfield, and it is thought that the London club would be willing to part with the Croatian.
The 27-year-old is reported to be among the players who the Blues have offered as part of a deal to bring Inter’s Achraf Hakimi to Stamford Bridge, although Inter still prefer Marcos Alonso and would prefer a separate deal for Kovacic, possibly on loan.
Donny Van De Beek is another player who Inter could look to bring in on loan from his current club, with the Manchester United midfielder appearing to be well down the pecking order at his current club.
Among other names listed are those of Dani Ceballos and Martin Odegaard, returning this summer to Real Madrid from Arsenal loan stays, Hakan Calhanoglu, whose contract with city rivals AC Milan is up this summer, and Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, formerly a Nerazzurri player who left to join Liverpool.