Monaco’s Keita Balde has emerged as a serious target for Inter, with manager Simone Inzaghi letting the club know that he would happy to bring in the attacker.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Senegalese forward could be brought in should the Nerazzurri wish to strengthen in attacking areas.

The 26-year-old has worn a Nerazzurri shirt in the past, playing for the club on loan in the 2018-19 season, and spent last season on loan with Serie A side Sampdoria.

Before joining Monaco, however, the Senegalese starred for Lazio, where his talent was nurtured by Inzaghi, and it is thought that mutual admiration still exists between the pair.

Should Lautaro Martinez or Alexis Sanchez depart the club, it is thought that Balde is one of Inzaghi’s priority targets to replace them.

It remains to be seen what the Nerazzurri’s broader plan is in forward areas, however, with the futures of Martinez and Sanchez not fully settled, and the question of whether Balde could be feasibly brought in from Monaco up in the air.