Inter defender Francesco Acerbi is facing an uncertain future at the club as his loan from Lazio is yet to be converted into a permanent transfer, so the Nerazzurri may turn to Torino’s Perr Schuurs.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, Acerbi has impressed since arriving from the Aquile at the end of the summer transfer window, and Inter have an option in place to sign him outright.

However, with the Italian international set to turn 35 next month, Inter are reluctant to meet the €4 million buyout clause in the agreement, and would need to negotiate the price down with Lazio before committing.

Similarly, Acerbi is reluctant to lower his wage demands and is keen to continue earning the €2.6m per year salary he receives at Lazio.

This has led Inter to consider Schuurs, with the Dutchman considered a specialist in playing in the middle of a three-man defence.

The former Ajax defender only joined Torino last year but has impressed in Serie A and Inter are monitoring him closely.