Inter are considering options other than Cagliari’s Nahitan Nandez to replace Achraf Hakimi on the right, with negotiations with the Uruguayan’s current club becoming more complicated.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri are seriously considering looking to one of Denzel Dumfries, Davide Zappacosta, or Hector Bellerin with economic agreement on a Nandez deal still far away.
Nandez is thought to have emerged as Inter’s top target to replace Hakimi on the right in recent weeks, with the Nerazzurri having stepped up their pursuit and talks with Cagliari thought to have reached an advanced stage.
However, there is still a distance of about €2 million between the two clubs on a loan fee, and a recurrence of an ACL to Croatian midfielder Marko Rog is thought to have upset the Rossoblu’s plans and could make economic negotiations more difficult.
Accordingly, the Nerazzurri could look to step up their chase of PSV’s Dumfries as a replacement for Hakimi, with the Dutchman still the favourite of the club, and Chelsea’s Zappacosta is also still an option.
Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is yet another player who could also arrive, with the Gunners thought to have finally softened on allowing the Spaniard to depart on loan with a purchase option, and the Nerazzurri are ready to accelerate talks for him should the Nandez talks stall.