Inter are considering a move for Udinese striker Beto to bolster their attacking options ahead of next season.
This according to Italian journalist Marco Barzaghi, who reported on his YouTube channel, via FCInter1908, that the Portuguese is a consideration for the Nerazzurri as a lower-cost alternative to Romelu Lukaku.
Beto has emerged as one of the standout players for Udinese this season, scoring eleven goals in Serie A for the Bianconeri, and he has a profile that the Nerazzurri feel would be a good fit for their attack.
As Barzaghi explained, Sassuolo’s Gianluca Scamacca is still a major target for Inter, while Chelsea striker Lukaku is continuing to push for a move back to the Nerazzurri after leaving last summer.
“The new name in the attack is that of Beto,” he said, “he would have a profile roughly similar to that of Lukaku, and would cost less than other names linked.”
He went on that “With Scamacca there are big English clubs to contend with and the high asking price of Sassuolo.”
Barzaghi also spoke about two midfielders that the Nerazzurri are tracking in Ligue 1, stating that “They’re looking at young talents such as Kamara at Marseille and Thuram at Nice, who Inter scouts have watched several times.”
About Lukaku’s situation, he said that “Lukaku continues to call saying that he’d be ready to cut his wages in order to return, he no longer intends to stay with Tuchel in London.”
“Everything will depend on the new ownership,” he explained of the striker’s situation at Chelsea, “with which Inter will open up talks as to the possibility of a loan and then negotiate a fee, certainly under €80 million.”