Inter CEO Beppe Marotta could be thinking of a move for Juventus midfielder Federico Bernardeschi on a free transfer this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who suggest that the Nerazzurri executive may have hinted at an interest in the 28-year-old with his pre-match remarks.
Bernardeschi’s current contract with the Bianconeri is set to expire at the end of June, and he and the club have yet to agree on an extension.
Marotta was in charge in Turin when Bernardeschi was signed from Fiorentina in the summer of 2017, and he remains an admirer of the player.
The CEO is always on the lookout for value in the market and for versatile players to round out the squad, and has also spoken about wanting to build the team around Italian talent.
Yesterday in his pre-match interview, Marotta was asked about the Nerazzurri’s reported interest in signing Bianconeri forward Paulo Dybala on a free transfer this summer.
The executive didn’t give much up about this purported interest, but he did note that Dybala is not the player at Juventus or at other clubs whose deal runs out at the end of the current season.
For the Corriere, this could well be a cryptic hint that the executive is keeping an eye on Bernardeschi’s contract situation and would be ready to move for the midfielder should he fail to agree a new deal with Juventus.