Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin believes that the failed transfer of Paulo Dybala to Inter over the summer was always unlikely because it conflicted with the club’s broader plans in attack.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Telelombardia, via FCInterNews, Biasin explained that the Nerazzurri would have had to break up the attacking options that they had in order to accommodate the signing of Dybala, which no one at the club had any serious intention of doing.

Inter did make one very high-profile attacking signing over the summer in the form of the return of Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea.

However, the Nerazzurri were also strongly linked with Dybala, who would have made it two big attacking signings.

In the end, only Lukaku arrived, whilst Alexis Sanchez and Andrea Pinamonti departed, and all of Lautaro Martinez, Joaquin Correa, and Edin Dzeko stayed despite some transfer rumours around their respective futures.

“I have always said, that it never looked likely that Dybala would join Inter,” Biasin said.

“I said this because Inter needed to offload Pinamonti, Sanchez, and one of Correa or Dzeko.”

“In addition, I always said that Simone Inzaghi had a preference for the current attack staying as it is,” Biasin continued.

“Inter and their coach have always wanted Dzeko.”

“The Inter directors always told me, ‘Dzeko won’t be touched, because we are happy with him, and the coach is happy to move forward with him,” he explained.