Inter Milan and Porto have reportedly made new contact regarding a possible transfer for Mehdi Taremi.

With less than a fortnight separating us from the first Serie A kickoff, Simone Inzaghi’s squad is still suffering from a shortage upfront.

The Nerazzurri manager only has three first-team attackers at his disposal, including the reportedly unwanted Joaquin Correa.

Therefore, Inter directors are working on several fronts as they look to sort out this concerning issue.

According to Sky Sport via FcInter1908, Inter Milan have made new contacts with Porto for veteran striker Mehdi Taremi.

The 31-year-old is an Iranian international player who has been plying his trade in the Portuguese league since 2019.

The striker spent a campaign at Rio Ave before earning a switch to Porto in 2020. Since then, he has been a true pillar for the Dragao.

Inter Milan Made New Contacts With Porto Over The Potential Transfer Of Mehdi Taremi

As the source explains, Inzaghi likes Taremi’s attributes. The Iranian is a physically imposing striker who can make up for the departures of Romelu Lukaku and Edin Dzeko.

But while the report claims that the situation is progressing, Porto are still asking for 30 million euros to part ways with their star.

This is a considerably high fee for a 31-year-old player whose contract will expire a year later. The source also mentions competition from other suitors for Taremi’s services.

Moreover, Sky reiterates that Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun remains Inter’s primary transfer target for the attack while Taremi is the first alternative.