Atalanta are reportedly open to sending Merih Demiral on loan to Inter Milan for the upcoming campaign.

The Nerazzurri have been hustling on the market in search of a capable replacement who can fill in for Milan Skriniar.

The Slovakian joined Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer after seeing out his contract with the Nerazzurri.

Therefore, the Beneamata have been exploring their options on the market. Their shortlist includes Merih Demiral.

According to Sportitalia via FcInterNews, Atalanta are now open to sending their Turkish defender to Inter Milan on an initial loan move.

The two clubs have reportedly made contact recently. The Orobici have expressed their openness for a temporary operation.

As the source clarifies, this transfer would include an option to buy for the Nerazzurri. It could also become an obligation on certain conditions.

Atalanta Are Willing To Send Merih Demiral To Inter Milan On Loan With An Option To Buy

Subsequently, for his part, Demiral is confidently anticipating a bid from Inter, as the source reveals. The 25-year-old expects the Beneamata to make their move before the end of the summer transfer market.

The former Juventus centre-back joined Atalanta in the summer of 2021. The defender started his stint in Bergamo on a high note.

However, he recently fell out of favor with head coach Gian Piero Gasperini. Thus, he’s hellbent on plying his trade elsewhere next season.

In what could be an additional boost for Inter, the source adds that La Dea has already identified a replacement for Demiral in the shape of Isak Hien.

The 24-year-old is a Swedish defender who currently plays at Hellas Verona.