Inter are still considering the signings of PSV’s Denzel Dumfries and Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin as alternatives to Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez on the right.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the acquisition of either could still be difficult as the Nerazzurri will face challenges convincing either player’s current club to agree to a loan deal.
One of the priorities for the Nerazzurri in the summer transfer market is the arrival of a right-sided player to replace Achraf Hakimi after the Moroccan’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain.
A number of names have emerged over the course of their search, but the list appears to be narrowed down to threee players with preferred profiles.
Nandez is thought to be admired by Inter for his versatility, with the 25-year-old having shown under Cagliari coach Leonardo Semplici that he can play at right-wing-back in addition to in midfield last season, and the Nerazzurri are currently in advanced talks with the Rossoblu for his signature.
However, both Dumfries and Bellerin are player who the Nerazzurri are maintaining an active interest in, with both being among their top targets to replace Hakimi.
In all cases, the only formula that the Nerazzurri would consider for bringing the players in would be an initial loan with an option to buy permanently, and it remains to be seen which if any of their targets can be agreed on.