Inter’s search for a striker to replace outgoing Romelu Lukaku could see them turn to Atalanta’s Luis Muriel, as they attempt to bring in two new forwards.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, Lukaku is closing on a move back to Premier League club Chelsea and Inter are working to find cost-effective strikers to replace him.

The Nerazzurri are ideally looking to secure two new attackers and the favourite remains Roma striker Edin Dzeko, who only has a year remaining on his contract in the capital.

Whilst Giallorossi coach Jose Mourinho would like to retain him, Dzeko has an agreement with Roma that would see the club allow him to leave for a cut price or free should another team offer him a two-year deal. Inter are ready to make this commitment and would provide a salary of €5.5 million per year plus bonuses.

However, in addition to Dzeko the Nerazzurri are considering a move for Colombia international Muriel. Despite being strongly linked with fellow Atalanta striker and compatriot Duvan Zapata, coach Simone Inzaghi is impressed by Muriel’s technique and ability in front of goal.

Similarly, Inzaghi has also shown a keen interest in Joaquin Correa after working with him at former club Lazio, although both he and Muriel are likely to cost €30-40m.

Lower cost alternatives include Lazio’s Felipe Caicedo and Monaco’s Keita Balde, who spent a season on loan at Inter in 2018/19.