Inter Milan are pushing to sign Udinese midfielder Lazar Samardzic as their interest in Davide Frattesi begins to cool.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are lining up the 21-year-old Serbian international as a midfield target as the price tag for Frattesi starts to put them off.

Inter will reportedly meet with Udinese to discuss a possible transfer of Samardzic this week.

The Gazzetta confirm that the former RB Leipzig man is a very serious target for the Nerazzurri. They are already hoping to make big inroads on a deal in the round of talks planned for tomorrow.

The reason for this, the newspaper reports, is that Inter see Samardzic as a very achievable target in midfield.

They are aiming to get moving in their midfield plans, and have the Serbian international in their sights.

Inter Line Up Lazar Samardzic As Affordable Alternative To Frattesi

The Nerazzurri have been trying to sign Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi for several weeks now.

The 23-year-old Italy international has been at the centre of their midfield plans. However, the Gazzetta report, the fact that Sassuolo continue to stick to a high asking price is making Inter more and more wary of a move for Frattesi.

Accordingly, Inter are starting to turn their attention elsewhere.

According to the Gazzetta, Inter should be able to negotiate a fee of around €18-20 million for Samardzic with Udinese.

Not coincidentally, this would be right around the same fee that Inter received from Al-Nassr for Marcelo Brozovic.

Therefore, a move for the Udinese man would be closer to Inter’s reach than one for Frattesi, financially speaking. Therefore, the Gazzetta report, the Nerazzurri are ready to quickly move.

The newspaper notes that Samardzic could be signed as a player capable of backing up both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Nicolo Barella. In this sense, the 21-year-old would go a long way towards completing the midfield.