Inter signed Roma striker Edin Dzeko, who already looks off to a strong start for them, over the summer, but the Bosnian came close to joining rivals Juventus earlier in the transfer window.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Il Giornale, who report that the Bianconeri had strongly considered Dzeko as a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo during July, but that they cooled off on their pursuit of him as they believed that the Portuguese would stay at the club.
Dzeko was the first major arrival at the Nerazzurri after the shock sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea, with the club having wasted no time in turning to the experienced Bosnian to reinforce their attack following the Belgian’s loss.
The 35-year-old could have went to Scudetto rivals Juventus to replace another departed Serie A star, however, with the Turin club having viewed him as a prime target to strengthen their attack in the event of Ronaldo’s departure.
In the end, Ronaldo did leave the Bianconeri, for Manchester United during the last days of the transfer window, but by that time the Nerazzurri had already pounced to sign Dzeko from Roma.