Inter are looking far and wide for a big new attacking signing during the summer, and the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram and Tigre’s Mateo Retegui have emerged as the two main names on their shortlist.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are taking a “360 degree view” of the transfer market in attack, with the pair at the centre.
Whilst it is not certain which attacking players will leave Inter at the end of the season, what looks clear is that at least one or two forwards will be on their way out the door.
Should there be any departures, a new signing will follow to replace the outgoing player.
Thuram has long been on Inter’s radar, and the fact that the 25-year-old World Cup finalist will be available on a free transfer from Gladbach has only made him a more attractive target.
There is significant competition for the Frenchman’s signature given his availability on a free transfer, and for his part Thuram is not rushing his decision and wants to join a top European club.
In any event, Inter have not lost hope in signing Thuram, and would be ready to make the 25-year-old their statement signing in attack.
Also on Inter’s radar is Tigre striker Mateo Retegui.
The fact that the 23-year-old has been called up to the Italian national team has greatly increased Retegui’s visibility, but in truth the Nerazzurri have been tracking him for far longer than that.
Inter are now facing greater competition for Retegui’s signature than they had been just a few weeks ago, but they still believe that a deal could get done.