Inter have declined an offer of €100 million plus Marcos Alonso for striker Romelu Lukaku from English side Chelsea.
This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who reports on his homepage that the blues have tried to persuade the Nerazzurri and the Belgian to accept a deal, but that both have refused, and that the Nerazzurri would only consider accepting an offer should the Belgian wish to leave.
The Blues have turned their attention to Lukaku in their search for a striker this summer after failing to sign Erling Haaland from Dortmund, and they are looking to make an offer significant enough that the Nerazzurri would part ways with the striker.
The inclusion of Alonso represents the latest attempt to try and persuade the Nerazzurri to allow the player to leave, with the Spaniard having been a target of the Nerazzurri throughout the summer.
However, the club have remained firm on their position that the Belgian is not for sale.
Should the player open up to the English club’s advances and decide that he wants to leave, the Nerazzurri could be moved to sell him, but for now they are expected to turn down any bid that is submitted for him.