Simone Inzaghi is hoping to bring versatile Lazio defender Adam Marusic to Inter Milan this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Montenegrin international would be one of the coach’s top targets to replace Denzel Dumfries and that he would cost at least €10 million.
Inter are looking to reinforce in wide areas ahead of next season.
One player who the Nerazzurri could reignite an interest in is Lazio defender Marusic.
The Montenegrin already has experience playing under Inter coach Simone Inzaghi. The pair spent four seasons together at Lazio when Inzaghi was in charge of the Biancocelesti.
Inzaghi Wants Lazio Defender Adam Marusic To Replace Dumfries At Inter Milan
Another player who could leave Inter this summer is Denzel Dumfries.
Chelsea have been heavily linked with Dumfries in the past couple transfer windows. However, Gianluca Di Marzio reports that both the Blues and Man United have cooled their interest in signing the Dutchman.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United have emerged as possible suitors for Dumfries in the past few weeks.
Should 27-year-old Dutch international Dumfries depart, the Nerazzurri will seek a replacement.
Club Brugge and Canada star Tajon Buchanan is heavily linked as a replacement for Dumfries.
However, according to the Corriere, Inzaghi would very much like a reunion with Marusic. The 47-year-old had coached the Montegrin for four seasons at Lazio.
Marusic had been a good fit under Inzaghi, adapting to the wingback role in the coach’s system well.
However, the 30-year-old has also adapted well under Maurizio Sarri. Marusic has been a stalwart under the current Biancocelesti boss.
Sarri has been a big fan of the Montenegrin’s versatility, which has seen him a regular and dependable part of Lazio’s backline even as they have made other fullback signings during former Juventus and Napoli coach Sarri’s time at the club.
Yesterday La Repubblica reported that Lazio will want at least €20 million for Marusic.
According to the Corriere dello Sport, it’s true that the Biancocelesti will demand no less than €10 million. Despite the fact that the defender turns 31 at the start of next season, he’s still an integral part of Sarri’s team.
Moreover, Marusic is under contract at the Stadio Olimpico until the end of June 2026, giving Lazio significant leverage in negotiations.