Inter are interested in signing Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo, but the club’s financial situation could prevent them from going head to head with Juventus for the Italian’s signature.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta has spoken about the player in meetings with Sassuolo CEO Giovanni Carnevali, but knows that a move would likely be prohibitively difficult on a financial level.

Locatelli’s form with the Neroverdi has attracted no shortage of transfer interest, with Juventus and English club Arsenal thought to be among the clubs most keen on his signature.

Marotta and Inter are also admirers, and the 23-year-old would be open to a move to the Giuseppe Meazza.

However, for now it appears that the Nerrazzurri would not be able to launch a move for the player, with the club determined to restrict spending in the summer as they look to meet strict financial targets.