Inter Milan are considering a move for Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu to complete their defense.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 24-year-old has come onto the Nerazzurri’s as they seek to finally sign a replacement for Milan Skriniar in the final weeks of the transfer window.

Inter have already done plenty of business this summer.

One thing that the Nerazzurri have not done, however, is secure a replacement for Skriniar.

Yann Bisseck has come in as a kind of defensive depth option. However, the German is not yet ready to be a regular starting-quality option, aged 22 and never having played regular football in a top five European league.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta seemed to be on the way.

But then the Spaniard decided to snub the Nerazzurri and join Atletico Madrid instead.

Therefore, Inter have been a bit back to square one. They have lined up plenty of potential candidates to be their final defensive signings for the summer.

But none have actually arrived yet.

Inter Milan Thinking Of A Move For Arsenal Defender Tomiyasu

One more name has appeared on Inter’s shortlist, in the form of Arsenal and Japan defender Tomiyasu.

The 24-year-old has plenty of Serie A experience from his time playing for Bologna.

Moreover, Tomiyasu is a versatile defender, capable of playing at both centre-back and full-back.

This could make the Japanese international a natural fit on the right of the Nerazzurri’s back-three system.

Moreover, Tomiyasu hardly has guarantees of playing time at Arsenal.

The arrival of versatile Ajax defender Jurrien Timber, who joins a backline that also contains players like Kieran Tierney, Ben White, and Oleksandr Zinchenko, means that the Gunners could consider a sale.

But according to the Gazzetta, Inter only want to loan Tomiyasu in, at least initially.

Meanwhile, Arsenal would only be open to a permanent sale, at the moment.