Inter turned down the chance to sign out-of-contract Udinese striker Fernando Llorente, who offered himself to the club as a free agent.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the 36-year-old was proposed to the Nerazzurri by his agent as an option to complete the forward options in the squad, but that the club declined the offer.
Llorente is out of contract with Udinese as of this summer, and has not yet found a new club, with the Spaniard able to join a new team on a free transfer.
The 36-year-old, formerly of Athletic Bilbao, Juventus, Sevilla, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Napoli, could have potentially represented a free transfer to bolster the attacking ranks and back up Edin Dzeko without breaking the budget for the Nerazzurri.
However, the player’s proposal was declined by the club who feel that the attacking complement as it stands is sufficient.