Inter’s pursuit of Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram could be linked to the future of striker Romelu Lukaku at the club.

This according to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, who moment ago reported that the Nerazzurri could base their strategy with respect to targeting the 25-year-old on whether or not Lukaku stays beyond the end of his current season-long loan.

Thuram had already been close to Inter in the past, with a deal having been all but done for the Frenchman who had been lined up as the replacement for Lukaku following the Belgian’s departure last summer.

However, a knee injury meant that the Nerazzurri turned their attention elsewhere, instead signing Joaquin Correa from Lazio.

Inter’s interest in signing Thuram has not disappeared, particularly given that the 25-year-old’s current contract with Gladbach expires at the end of June 2023.

According to Mediaset, the Nerazzurri’s decision regarding a move for Thuram could be linked with the future of Lukaku.

Lukaku is currently on loan from Chelsea, and the Nerazzurri could look to extend this loan deal with a view to signing the 29-year-old on a permanent basis.

However, the club are now waiting for indications regarding the striker’s fitness, and could very well opt against making his deal permanent if the feeling is that he will continue to struggle with injuries.

In this case, the strategy could become to make Thuram a priority target in attack.