Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi is an alternative for Inter if Borussia Dortmund’s Manuel Akanji proves to be too expensive, according to a report in the Italian media.

As has been reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, the Nerazzurri are well aware that they need to replace the depth that Andrea Ranocchia brought to the defence.

He signed for Monza at the end of his contract and has not been replaced yet. Inter’s favoured name for the backline is Manuel Akanji from Borussia Dortmund.

He only has one year left to run on his current contract and is out of Edin Terzic’s plans at the Bundesliga side.

Despite that, he could prove to be too expensive for Inter and that is why they are looking at other targets.

A low-cost alternative would be Lazio’s Francesco Acerbi who wants to leave the Biancocelesti and has already been in contact with Inter coach Simone Inzaghi.