Roma defender Chris Smalling is one of the main names who Inter are looking at to reinforce their defense after the departure of Milan Skriniar.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Englishman as well as Udinese’s Rodrigo Becao and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Evan Ndicka are high on the Nerazzurri’s list of defensive targets.

Smalling’s reliable performances in Serie A and the fact that the 33-year-old is available on a free transfer should he not extend with Roma mean that the Nerazzurri have increasingly become keen on a summer move for him.

The fact that Stefan de Vrij and Francesco Acerbi could also leave the club in the summer adds additional impetus to the Nerazzurri’s pursuit of Smalling.

Meanwhile, Udinese’s Becao is another player within Serie A who Inter would be keen to sign to reinforce the back three, whilst like the Brazilian, Eintracht defender Ndicka is seen as a high-quality like-for-like replacement for Skriniar at low cost.