Inter Milan have lined up Hertha Berlin’s Dodi Lukebakio as an alternative target in attack to Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram.
This according to Spanish news outlet Relevo, via FCInter1908, who report that the Nerazzurri’s pursuit of Thuram has gone somewhat cold, but that they are serious about a move for another forward from the Bundesliga in the form of 25-year-old Belgian international Lukebakio.
Inter are likely to make at least one signing in attack during the summer transfer window.
Joaquin Correa looks set to leave the club at the end of this season. Meanwhile, the future of Fenerbahce target Edin Dzeko is also up in the air as the Bosnian’s contract runs out at the end of this month.
Then, the Nerazzurri will have to negotiate a new loan deal with Chelsea for Romelu Lukaku.
One of the main candidates to arrive at Inter has been Gladbach striker Thuram. The 25-year-old is reportedly also a target for Paris Saint-Germain.
Inter are reportedly keen on his signature, as are city rivals AC Milan.
The Nerazzurri have been in talks with the Thuram‘s representatives since the World Cup about a potential summer move.
Meanwhile, Inter had reportedly been very close to signing the Frenchman in 2021. However, a knee injury to the player prompted them to move on to other targets, signing Correa from Lazio instead.
Inter Moving Onto Dodi Lukebakio From Marcus Thuram
According to Spanish outlet Relevo, however, Inter are not very likely to get a deal done for Thuram.
Rather, the newspaper report, the Nerazzurri are actively pursuing a move for Hertha forward Lukebakio.
This season, Hertha have suffered relegation from the Bundesiga. The Berlin-based side’s campaign has been a disastrous one, with them finishing rock bottom of the German top flight table.
However, for forward Lukebakio it’s been a strong campaign on an individual level.
The Belgian has scored eleven goals in 32 league appearances across the season. He has also scored once in one appearance in the German Cup.
Hertha reportedly want no less than €10 million for the Belgian.