Inter Milan want to do an ambitious double deal to sign Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun and defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Libero, via FCInterNews.

Before the summer transfer window shuts, Inter have a few key piece they’ve yet to wrap up.

Two of the most pressing are signing a striker and bringing in a defender to take the place of Milan Skriniar.

And according to Libero, the Nerazzurri are considering trying to kill two bird with one stone in talks with Premier League Arsenal.

Inter Milan To Ask For Tomiyasu As Part Of Balogun Talks With Arsenal

The Nerazzurri are already intensifying talks with Arsenal.

Inter are serious about trying to sign 22-year-old US international striker Balogun from the Gunners. He is their top target following a failure to sign Gianluca Scamacca from West Ham United.

Agreeing a deal with Arsenal for the American’s signature will hardly be easy.

But after exploratory contacts regarding the striker over the past few weeks, Inter are now ready to get serious in talks.

The past couple days have seen an intensification of the Nerazzurri’s approach for Balogun.

Libero report that Inter want to drop the price tag for the 22-year-old to around €30-35 million so that it falls within their price range for a striker.

Moreover, the newspaper report, Inter are also exploring possible formulas for the deal which would defer some or all of the payment.

The next few days could be key in determining whether an agreement between the Nerazzurri and Arsenal is possible.

But Balogun is not the only Arsenal player who Inter want.

Tomiyasu is also on the Nerazzurri’s radar.

One more defender will almost arrive in the coming weeks, to replace Paris Saint-Germain new boy Milan Skriniar. Inter are fans of the 24-year-old Japanese international who already has Serie A experience with Bologna.

According to Libero, Inter will be trying to pursue a Tomiyasu deal in tandem with one for Balogun.