Inter will have to raise their offer for Joaquin Correa should they wish to sign the forward from Lazio, with the Biancocelesti having rejected their first proposal.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri have put forward an offer of a paid loan worth €5 million plus a €25 million purchase option for the Argentine but that Lazio are holding firm on their valuation of €35 million.

The Nerazzurri look to have turned their attention from Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram after the Frenchman’s knee injury suffered against Bayern Leverkusen, and made Correa their top target.

The club are moving for the 26-year-old, but so far have not done enough to persuade the Bianconeri on a sale, with the capital club hoping to monetize his sale for as much as they can this summer.

It remains to be seen if the Nerazzurri will return with a larger offer soon to get a deal wrapped up quickly or if they will struggle to agree with Lazio on a fee.