Inter could look to sign Sassuolo’s Giacomo Raspadori this summer, with the club not wanting to rely on the injury-prone Alexis Sanchez as a forward option.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the club are questioning whether the 32-year-old can be used regularly after another fitness problems restricted him to just 45 minutes against Brazil in the Copa America.

It is thought that the Nerazzurri are hoping to have a strong defensive rotation available to Simone Inzaghi for next season, with more starting-quality players than just Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.

Sanchez is believed to be a player who the club would like to contribute regularly given the quality of his performances when available, but his recent injury record could force the club to look for other options as well.

Young striker Andrea Pinamonti is still at the club, while Eddie Salcedo returns from a loan with Hellas Verona, but this is not thought to be sufficient should Sanchez’s injuries regularly rule him out.

Raspadori is a player who the Nerazzurri are known to have been pursuing, either for this summer or the next, and his arrival could be made a priority for the coming season to ensure attacking quality in the squad whether or not Sanchez is available to play.

The 22-year-old would cost around €20 million from the Neroverdi, and it is believed that this expenditure could be accommodated within the transfer budget set out by Inter owners Suning.