Keita Balde’s arrival at Inter from Monaco will only come if the Nerazzurri are first able to make a sale of one of their attackers.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Senegalese striker’s arrival is entirely contingent on the departure of one of Alexis Sanchez or Andrea Pinamonti.

Balde is thought to be considered as a possibility to join the attacking rotation at Inter, with the player having previous experience under Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi while at Lazio together.

However, the Nerazzurri are not going to try and force through a move for the 26-year-old, and will only consider a move should one of the existing attacking options be sold.

This is in line with the broader financial directives at the club for the summer, with meeting financial targets foremost on the agenda both in terms of transfer fees and wage bill reduction.