Inter are in talks with Barcelona over two potential defensive signings during the summer transfer window, namely Marcos Alonso and Samuel Umtiti.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the pair came up during talks between the two clubs yesterday, whilst the Nerazzurri had interest in Andreas Christensen rebuffed.

When Inter Sporting Director Piero Ausilio met with his Barcelona counterpart Mateu Alemany on Thursday, there were many names brought up, with the possibility of a Marcelo Brozovic-Franck Kessie exchange in midfield one of the main items on the agenda.

However, this was far from the only possible player transfer mooted by the two clubs, with the Nerazzurri particularly focusing on defensive players as they asked about the availability of a number of members of the Blaugranas’ squad.

With the situations of a number of defenders uncertain at Inter past the end of the season, reinforcements will be needed.

Alonso is one of the names who Inter expressed an interest in, with the 32-year-old Spanish international potentially available in a low-cost deal just twelve months after he made the switch to the Camp Nou from Chelsea on a free transfer.

The Nerazzurri had been keen on Alonso in several other transfer windows, having already targeted him as a replacement for Ashley Young when he was at Chelsea.

The Spaniard has shown his adeptness playing the wingback role for the Blues and also for Fiorentina, but this season has also deputized in the centre of defense for Barcelona.

Meanwhile, the name of Umtiti also emerged in the talks between Ausilio and Alemany.

The 29-year-old French World Cup winner is currently playing on loan with Lecce, and given that he hardly has a place at the Camp Nou next season, Inter feel that he could be a loan opportunity.

Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri have little interest in either Clement Lenglet or Jordi Alba, the Gazzetta report, whilst they asked about Andreas Christensen but were told that the Dane would hardly be available.