Inter Milan are considering whether a move for Lille and Canada striker Jonathan David would be possible.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzuri are thinking about a way to meet Lille’s steep €50 million asking price for the 23-year-old Canadian international.

Inter’s search for a striker continues.

The Nerazzurri have been focusing their attention on Arsenal and USMNT striker Folarin Balogun. Meanwhile, Gianluca Scamacca is also on their radar.

However, at the same time Inter are still casting a wide net.

And one player who has returned into view for the Nerazzuri is Lille striker David.

The Canadian is a player who’s been on Inter’s radar for some time now. Nerazzurri Sporting Director Piero Ausilio has been tracking David for the past three years, and has always considered him a potential target.

However, DavidBut if won’t come cheap.

Lille will want at least €50 million for the 23-year-old. On paper, this is out of Inter’s price range.

However, reports the Gazzetta, the Nerazzurri are evaluating possible strategies to move in for David.

How Inter Milan Could Try To Sign Jonathan David From Lille

One key factor would of course be how firm Lille are on the price tag for David.

Inter are waiting to see whether the Ligue 1 club could start to accept lower offers as August goes on.

If the price for David drops closer to €40 million, then a move for David would be much more realistic for Inter. That is right around the amount that the Nerazzurri had set aside to sign Romelu Lukaku.

On the other hand, Inter are wary of Lille deciding to demand even more for David.

The massive money deal for Manchester United to sign Rasmus Hojlund from Atalanta has shown what the market for young strikers looks like right now. Lille could follow in La Dea’s lead and demand an exorbitant amount for their young gem in attack.

But if the price tag is realistic, Inter have some idea of how they could go for David.

Crucial to the Nerazzurri’s strategy would be to allocate funds towards signing the striker from other positions.

Inter could drop their pursuit of Anatoliy Trubin this summer. The Ukrainian would require a decent-sized investment this summer, but would become available on a free transfer in twelve months’ time.

This could give the Nerazzurri the financial wiggle room they need to make a sufficient offer for David, suggests the Gazzetta.

On the other hand, Inter will be wary of the competition of Tottenham Hotspur in particular for the Canadian’s signature.

The Londoners are bracing for a possible exit of striker Harry Kane. David is high on their shortlist of replacements for the England captain.