Inter Milan could reignite their interest in signing out-of-favour West Ham united striker Gianluca Scamacca this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri would prefer the 24-year-old former Sassuolo striker as an attacking reinforcement for next season over Tigre’s Mateo Retegui.
Inter will have to make at least one or two attacking signings this summer.
It is not certain whether the Nerazzurri will be able to negotiate another loan for Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea. Meanwhile the future of Edin Dzeko is in the balance, and Joaquin Correa are is expected to leave.
In particular, if Bosnian international Dzeko were to head for the exit door, Inter would seek a like-for-like replacements.
Inter Keen To Sign West Ham Outcast Gianluca Scamacca
Retegui has been reported to be Inter’s major target for the summer in terms of an out-and-out striker.
However, the Gazzetta report, the Nerazzurri are lukewarm on the 23-year-old Italy start’s €18 million price tag.
Rather, the newspaper suggests, Inter are increasingly more inclined to try and move for West Ham striker Scamacca.
The Italian international has been on Inter’s radar since he was a Sassuolo player. However, it was Premier League club West Ham that got a deal done to sign Scamacca last summer.
Despite arriving in east London on a big transfer fee and with big expectation, however, Scamacca has not made the expected impact.
The 24-year-old has never really marked himself out as first-choice in the lineup under David Moyes. He has made just sixteen appearances in his first season in the Premier League, scoring just three goals.
Meanwhile, Scamacca has made 27 appearances in all competition for West Ham, finding the back of the net eight times.
Inter are still big fans of the 24-year-old nevertheless. The Nerazzurri would like to sign Scamacca this summer depending on who leaves.
Inter’s plan would be to see if West Ham will open up to a loan move for Scamacca, the Gazzetta reports.