Inter Milan are trying to find a way to sign Takehiro Tomiyasu from Arsenal.

This according to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzuri are actively probing the ground with the Gunners to make a deal for the 24-year-old happen.

With less than a month to go before the summer transfer window deadline, Inter still have to sign a defender.

With Milan Skriniar and Danilo D’Ambrosio out the door, and only Yann Bisseck arriving, one more signing will be necessary.

The Nerazzurri have been casting a wide net in their search.

Last month, it had looked as though Inter were close to completing a deal for Cesar Azpilicueta. But then the Chelsea captain made a late u-turn and decided to join Atletico Madrid, leaving the Nerazzurri back at square one.

Then there have been Atalanta duo Merih Demiral and Rafael Toloi. Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah is also a long-term target for the Nerazzurri.

But as of yet, Inter have not actually signed anyone.

Inter Milan Working To Try & Sign Takehiro Tomiyasu From Arsenal

According to Mediaset, the Nerazzurri’s interest in Arsenal defender Tomiyasu is real.

At the moment, Inter are in contact with the Gunners, with striker Folarin Balogun another Nerazzurri target.

But former Bologna defender Tomiyasu is also a player who Inter are trying to bring in.

The Japanese international’s place at Arsenal doesn’t look clear at the moment.

The arrival of Jurrien Timber has bolstered an already strong array of defensive options available to Gunners coach Mikel Arteta.

Therefore, Tomiyasu’s place in the pecking order isn’t clear.

For Inter, the 24-year-old would represent a player with Serie A experience who wouldn’t need to much time to adjust. He spent two seasons in the Italian top flight with Italy.

Moreover, Tomiyasu is a versatile defender who would naturally slot into the right-sided role in Inter’s back three.

Therefore, the Nerazzurri are making a real effort to sign the Japanese international.