Monza have made clear to Inter Milan that 24-year-old wingback Carlos Augusto will not come cheap this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Brianzoli want to bring in a significant fee for the Brazilian, who Inter are mulling over a move for to replace Robin Gosens on their left flank.
At the moment, Inter have both Gosens and Federico Dimarco in the squad covering the left flank.
However, the Nerazzurri reportedly want to sell former Atalanta star Gosens. They are aiming to raise cash from that transfer to fund a move for Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi.
Accordingly, the Nerazzurri will have to go in search of a player capable of replacing the German on the left flank.
Inter Want Carlos Augusto But Monza Won’t Accept Cut-Price Fee
Inter have a very specific idea of the profile they want to sign at left-wingback if Gosens heads for the exit door.
Carlos Augusto has been one of the breakout stars of this Monza team in the season just gone.
August helped Monza achieve promotion to Serie A, and then shone in his first season in the top flight.
Augusto has been a key player for Monza particularly in attack. He has made 35 appearances in Serie A for Raffaele Palladino’s side.
In the process, the Brazilian has managed six goals and five assists.
However, whilst this form has made Inter keen on Augusto, it’s also raised his price tag.
According to Tuttosport, Monza are willing to sell Augusto this summer. The Brazilian’s value has reached the point where the Lombard club will cash in.
However, they’ll only do so at the right price.
Monza could bring Nerazzurri midfielder Stefano Sensi in on a permanent deal now that his loan is expiring. However, Tuttosport notes, they will want plenty of cash in addition to the former Sassuolo man for Augusto.
Inter could offer the Brianzoli another young player as part of a deal as well to lower the asking price.
Franco Carboni has been at Monza on loan from Inter over the second half of the season.