Inter could prioritize the arrival of an attacker with a second striker profile over a more traditional centre-forward with Alexis Sanchez possibly set to be out of a portion of next season through injury.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the 32-year-old’s absence could be a major factor in the Nerazzurri’s decision-making in an already difficult transfer window.

Inter are stepping up their pursuit of one more attacking reinforcement to arrive before the transfer window shuts in less than two weeks, following the departure of Romelu Lukaku and the arrival of Edin Dzeko.

Lazio’s Joaquin Correa, Atalanta’s Duvan Zapata, and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram are among the priority targets, though as of yet work still has to be done to bring in any of the trio.

With Sanchez set to miss the first two Serie A games of the season as well as the World Cup qualifiers with Chile in the subsequent international break, and his future beyond that uncertain, the club will show special attention to bringing in a player who can directly replace his tactical profile in the squad, however.