Inter would only look to move for Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram during the January transfer window if they do not feel that the fitness of other forwards in the squad is reliable.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that a prospective move for the Frenchman by the Nerazzurri would be linked to assessments of Romelu Lukaku and Joaquin Correa in particular.

Thuram has been a long-term target for Inter, and a move for the 25-year-old cannot be ruled out in January, six months before his contract is set to expire next summer.

An attacking signing would only be a consideration for the Nerazzurri if they feel that the fitness of Lukaku and Correa will continue being problems, however.

In Lukaku’s case, the Belgian has had his contribution significantly limited by injury over the start of the season.

The Nerazzurri will be watching how the 29-year-old does at the World Cup, and also whether he can be back to his best in matches against Napoli in Serie A and AC Milan in the Supercoppa Italiana on returning from the break.

Meanwhile, Correa is set to miss the World Cup with Argentina through injury, whilst fitness issues have been persistent throughout his time at Inter.

If the club feel that this duo cannot be reliable contributors due to fitness problems, then they would be ready to move for a forward to reinforce the squad over the rest of the season.

In this case, Thuram would be a priority target in January.