Atalanta striker Duvan Zapata is pushing for an exit from his current club amid links to Inter.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corrier della Sera, who report that the Colombian has made it known that he wants a move away, but that the Nerazzurri could move on to other targets.
The Nerazzurri have been tracking Zapata since it became clear that Romelu Lukaku was close to the exit door, with the 30-year-old one of their main targets to replace the Belgian.
However, La Dei have held a firm stance on the striker, who they will only sell for €35 million and only after they have brought in a suitable replacement.
For this reason, the Nerazzurri have looked less and less likely to sign Zapata, and they have turned their attention elsewhere with Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram now looking the most likely arrival ahead of Lazio’s Joaquin Correa.
Zapata is set to miss the first few matches of the Serie A season with the Bergamo-based club as he is set to be ruled out for around a month as he recovers from a knee injury, but when he returns it could be to a tense atmosphere.
The Colombian still hopes for a change of scenery but La Dei have no intention of selling him and he could miss out on an Inter move should the Nerazzurri wrap up the signing of an alternative before the transfer window closes.