Inter are set to focus their transfer activity on players whose contracts are set to expire next summer, including Borussia Monchengladbach defender Matthias Ginter.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, owners Suning will no longer fund spending sprees and CEO Beppe Marotta has been tasked with finding players who could move without a transfer fee.
Inter had considered Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger but his high wage demands have seen interest in him cooling, prompting the Nerazzurri to turn to compatriot Ginter.
The Germany international has made clear his desire to leave Gladbach at the end of the season and could prove a more realistic option for Inter.
Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri are ready to compete for Ginter’s club teammate Denis Zakaria, but Juventus remain the favourites to land the Swiss midfielder.
Porto’s Mexican winger Jesus Corona also remains an option whilst Inter could push for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette, although their preferred target is Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne, should he fail to sign a new contract.
Inter are confident that they have done enough to secure Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana and the Cameroon star could sign a contract in February, ahead of a move next summer.