Inter are still very keen to sign Borussia Monchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram on a free transfer this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInter1908, who report that the 25-year-old French international is still the Nerazzurri’s top priority target in attack, although the competition for his signature will be fierce.
Inter’s interest in Gladbach forward Thuram goes all the way back to the summer of 2021.
The Nerazzurri were ready to make the Frenchman one of their main attacking reinforcements following the departure of Romelu Lukaku to join Chelsea, but an injury to his medial collateral ligament meant that they called off the deal.
Inter were reportedly close to signing Thuram for around €25 million that summer, before eventually moving their attention to Lazio’s Joaquin Correa.
However, the Gladbach man never really left the Nerazzurri’s radar, and his form at club level over the past couple of seasons has meant that he is still seen as a major target in attack, perhaps now more than ever.
Moreover, the fact that the 25-year-old, who appeared in the World Cup final in Qatar for the French national team, sees his current contract with the Bundesliga side run out at the end of June is a factor which makes him all the more enticing.
The issue that the Nerazzurri face, though, is that many other clubs have also sat up and taken notice of Thuram’s availability on a free transfer this summer.
Thuram has yet to make a decision on his future, although as the summer transfer window gets closer and closer in view, his decision should not be too far away.
Even with the substantial competition for the Frenchman’s signature, the Nerazzurri still feel that they have a chance to convince him.
Thuram would be seen as a direct replacement for Correa, who is expected to leave this summer.