Inter are in a strong position to sign Tigre and Italy striker Mateo Retegui, having been on his trail for over a year.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri have in fact been angling for a move for Retegui for some time, although his emergence in the Italian national team means that it would no longer be a low-cost deal.

Inter Assistant Sporting Director Dario Baccin had initially spotted Retegui during his scouting trips to South America, whilst the fact that he plays for Tigre alongside on-loan Inter striker Facundo Colidio has meant that there has inevitably been closer attention paid to the 23-year-old.

Accordingly, the Gazzetta report, there has been concrete interest from Inter in signing Retegui for some time.

The Tigre striker, the newspaper suggests, has been seen as a potential option to take the place of Joaquin Correa in the Nerazzurri’s squad.

However, there is little chance of Retegui being signed for cheap given the recent explosion of interest in his signature.

All of AC Milan, Lazio, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid, and West Ham United are among the clubs now in pursuit, and the price tag would be no less than €15 million to sign the Italy striker.