Inter Milan’s defensive shortlist is apparently growing by the day, it now includes Trevoh Chalobah, Takehiro Tomiyasu and Rafael Toloi among others.

This summer, the Nerazzurri are searching the market for a new centre-back. Milan Skriniar joined Paris Saint-Germain after seeing out his contract.

Danilo D’Ambrosio also left following the expiry of his deal. The club brought in Yann Bisseck but his arrival remains insufficient on its own.

La Gazzetta dello Sport offers a deep dive into the club’s hunt for a new defender.

The source begins with Chalobah who remains a favorite of Inter sporting director Pietro Ausilio. However, Chelsea could decide to block the Englishman’s departure due to Wesley Fofana’s lengthy time on the sidelines.

Speaking of London-based defenders, Tomiyasu remains in the fray. But as the source explains, Arsenal would only accept a permanent transfer.

As for Atalanta, they have no intention of parting ways with their longtime serving captain Toloi. The Orobici are instead offering the services of their outcast Merih Demiral. But Inter aren’t enticed by the notion.

Trevoh Chalobah, Takehiro Tomiyasu And Rafael Toloi Are Some Of The Names On Inter Milan’s Defensive Shortlist

Bayern Munich’s Benjamin Pavard would be the Nerazzurri’s ideal choice. However, the France international is reportedly unattainable.

Real Betis defender Luiz Felipe has emerged as an option. He already worked under the guidance of Simone Inzaghi during their time together at Lazio. However, the source doesn’t confirm Inter’s interest in the Brazilian.

Finally, Lille’s 23-year-old centre-back Tiago Djalo could be an interesting choice as a low-cost operation in January or as a free agent next summer.

The Portuguese is working on his return to the pitch after sustaining a serious injury last season.