Inter have identified Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca as their top target for a backup to Romelu Lukaku this summer, but could face difficulties trying to sign him.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper la Repubblica, who report that the Nerovderdi are not intereted in loaning him out with an option to buy and would only consider his permanent sale or a loan with a purchase obligation.

Scamacca impressed during his loan spell with Genoa last season leading to interest from a number of clubs, and the Nerazzurri consider the 22-year-old to have the best profile to join the attacking rotation and deputize for Lukaku should the Belgian be injured, suspended, or need as rest.

The club are considering moving for the striker, but would only consider doing so on the terms of a loan with a purchase option, which is the only formula economically feasible to them in this window.

The Neroverdi are not interested and would only want to do a deal for the player which would see him leave on a permanent basis this summer or at the end of a loan, so he may be beyond Inter’s reach.