Inter will face stiff competition to sign Atalanta defender Giorgio Scalvini, with European heavyweights Bayern Munich, Manchester City, and Liverpool all keen on his signature.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that there could be a major transfer battle for the 19-year-old, whose price tag would be around €40 million.

Inter are ready to make Scalvini a priority target for next summer.

The young defender has emerged as one of the outstanding players in his position in Serie A this season, and is proficient at playing in a back three defensive system.

Inter would be very keen to reinforce their backline for the long term by signing Scalvini, but doing so will not prove easy.

Atalanta are prepared to hold out for an asking price of €40 million, and may not have too much trouble getting it given that some of Europe’s elite are ready to go head-to-head to sign him.