Inter coach Simone Inzaghi had been reluctant to sign Paulo Dybala in the summer because he had concerns over the Argentine’s injury history.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the coach wanted Romelu Lukaku over Dybala, with the former Juventus forward’s history of muscle injuries a worry for him.
Inter had been strongly linked with a move for Dybala on a free transfer for much of June and the first part of July.
In the end, however, the Nerazzurri did not decide to pull the trigger on a move for the 28-year-old, and Roma signed him instead.
The signing of Lukaku, whose signing was a major priority for Inzaghi, meant that the Nerazzurri would have had to offload another forward in order to accommodate Dybala’s wages.
This could well have been Joaquin Correa, although the club did not push the former Lazio player out.
According to the Gazzetta, Inzaghi’s doubts about Dybala’s injury history were a key factor in the fact that the Nerazzurri did not decide to sign him despite the strong transfer links.