Inter Milan are considering a move to sign Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi to reinforce their backline for next season.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are getting ready to make an offer to sign the 32-year-old Italian international, whose contract with La Dea runs out at the end of next June.

Inter have made several signings already this summer – but one player conspicuously absent has been a replacement for Milan Skriniar.

The Slovakian’s departure has left a gaping hole in the Nerazzurri’s defensive options. The fact that Danilo D’Ambrosio has followed him out the exit door hasn’t helped.

Inter had looked close to signing Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea to replace Skriniar.

However, that deal fell through at the eleventh hour as the Spaniard chose to instead join Atletico Madrid.

So in the past few weeks, Inter have been looking at other options to replace Skriniar. But what they haven’t done is actually make a deal to sign anyone.

Inter Milan Thinking About A Move For Atalanta & Italy Star Rafael Toloi

One player who Inter have been persistently linked with is Atalanta defender Merih Demiral.

The 25-year-old former Juventus and Sassuolo defender looks all but certain to depart from Bergamo this summer. And he reportedly would be keen on making the move to Inter.

However, the Nerazzurri have yet to get La Dea to open up to any possibility of a loan deal for Demiral.

However, that doesn’t mean that Inter couldn’t go for a different player from the Bergamasque club.

Italian international Toloi fits the profile of player who Inter are after as far as a new defensive arrival. The Azzurri man is experienced at playing in a back three, and certainly knows Serie A inside and out.

Moreover, the 32-year-old’s contact with La Dea runs out at the end of next June as things stand. Therefore, it wouldn’t be too hard to negotiate a low-cost fee.

According to the Gazzetta, Inter are prepared to see if a deal is possible for Toloi very soon.