Inter are considering a January move for Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez in January should Denzel Dumfries fail to cement his place in the team.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Dutchman’s patchy form to start the season could lead the Nerazzurri to seek reinforcements in the right-sided position.
Inter had reportedly close to a deal to bring in Nandez in the summer, with the Uruguayan liked by the club for his versatility and ability to fill in on the right given that they were looking for an Achraf Hakimi replacement.
However, with the blockbuster sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea the club had the financial resources to go after their first-choice target to replace the Moroccan, Dumfries.
The 25-year-old arrived from PSV in August but so far he has yet to make the right-sided role his own, with his sloppy challenge to concede a penalty late in the match against Juventus a particularly problematic incident.
Dumfries has shown his class at times but not on a consistent basis, and coach Simone Inzaghi still opts for Matteo Darmian in the role as often as not.
Should the Dutchman be unable to gain momentum within the squad, the Nerazzurri could resume their pursuit of Nandez in the hopes of finding a better solution on the right.
Meanwhile, Sampdoria right-back Bartosz Bereszynski is also a player on the club’s radar as they seek to secure the right-sided position in the team.