Patrick Van Aanholt could arrive at Inter this summer, but first the Nerazzurri must offload some fringe players.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the club will first look to get rid of Dalbert and Andrew Gravillon before looking to bring in Van Aanholt from Crystal Palace.
The arrival of a left-sided player is thought to be a priority for the Nerazzurri in the summer transfer market, with Ashley Young having departed for Aston Villa and Ivan Perisic’s sale also a possibility.
The wide roles are an important component of new manager Simone Inzaghi’s system, and the club will hope to identify the right profile without breaking the budget.
Van Aanholt’s name has emerged as a possibility, with the player’s abilities highly rated, as well as the fact that the 30-year-old is out of contract with Crystal Palace and could arrive without a transfer fee.
However, the Nerazzurri will only move for the player once some redundancies in the squad are dealt with.
Brazilian left-backDalbert is not wanted at the club, and it is thought that they are listening to offers for the 27-year-old from CSKA Moscow and Trabzonspor.
Meanwhile, Andrew Gravillon is expected to leave on loan to Reims with a €3.5 million purchase obligation, and his sale could pave the way for Van Aanholt’s arrival.