Inter are likely to trigger the buyout clause in the loan deal that brought Raoul Bellanova from Cagliari, despite his limited appearances this season.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the right-back has barely featured for the Nerazzurri since making the switch from Sardinia in the summer, prompting suggestions that Inter would have little interest in converting the loan into a permanent transfer.

Inter are able to sign Bellanova outright for €7 million should they wish to retain him, and it is reported that they will look to take advantage of this and keep the defender for next season.

With first-choice Denzel Dumfries attracting interest, most notably from Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester United, Inter may offload the Dutchman and keep Bellanova as an option for 2023-24.

The former Bordeaux man has only played 209 minutes across the first half of the campaign, but Inter remain convinced by his potential and are willing to keep hold of him.