Inter and Barcelona continue to discuss the possibility of a swap deal involving midfielders Franck Kessie and Marcelo Brozovic during the summer transfer window.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the idea of a like-for-like swap in midfield still has legs, with specific factors making it an attractive possibility for both clubs.
Inter’s Sporting Director Piero Ausilio met with his Barcelona counterpart Mateu Alemany on Thursday, and the names of Kessie and Brozovic were certainly among the foremost on the pair’s agenda in discussions.
Whilst the possibility of a swap deal has been mooted since the January transfer window without anything have gotten over the line, the Gazzetta reports that it still remains alive in discussions.
The newspaper notes that both of the two midfielders are valued at around €30 million, a factor which would make a potential exchange relatively straightforward to agree.
Moreover, the newspaper notes, both clubs would be able to realize a significant capital gain in the event that they were to swap the two midfielders.
The Blaugranas remain one of the first clubs at the shop window if the 30-year-old is to leave Inter just over twelve months after signing a contract extension until the end of June 2026.
The Croatian World Cup star is seen as an ideal successor to Sergio Busquets at the base of the Catalan giants’ midfield.
Meanwhile, Kessie has been on Inter’s radar for some time, long before he joined Barcelona from AC Milan on a free transfer last summer.
Accordingly, the Nerazzurri would be very interested in any deal to bring in the former Rossoneri and Atalanta man.