Inter Milan are lining up Porto’s Mehdi Taremi, Atletico Madrid’s Alvaro Morata, and Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun as striker targets.

This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, via FCInter1908, who name the trio as possible next steps for the Nerazzurri now that a move for Romelu Lukaku appears to be off the table.

After a sensational turn of events in the past few days, it now looks very unlikely that Inter will move for Lukaku.

The Nerazzurri have informed the player directly that they don’t have any intention of signing him. This comes after the Nerazzurri discovered the extent of the Belgian’s negotiations with Juventus.

Therefore, unless things change quickly, Inter will not sign Lukaku.

What this means is that the Nerazzurri will have to sign a different striker.

The Nerazzurri have Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram as attacking options for next season. Then, there’s Joaquin Correa, whose future at the club is very much in the balance.

Considering Inter will want to head into next season with four options in attack, they must sign a striker. And their plan is to move for a player with roughly similar characteristics to Lukaku.

Inter Milan Thinking About Moves For Taremi, Morata Or Balogun

One player Inter could sign who is a strong physical presence and goal threat like Lukaku is Porto and Iran striker Mehdi Taremi.

The 30-year-old has been on the Nerazurri’s radar for a while. He would certainly have the presence to lead the line considering the development of his holdup play whilst playing for Porto.

Then there’s Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

The Spanish international has no shortage of experience, having also played for Juventus, Chelsea, and Chelsea.

If Inter want to sign a player for the future rather than an experienced option like Taremi or Morata, there’s Balogun.

The recently-minted US international has won plaudits after his loan spell with Reims in Ligue 1. He looks ready to make the move to a club like Inter and be prolific in front of goal.