Roma have reportedly entered the race for Atalanta defender and Inter Milan transfer target Merih Demiral.

The defender has been plying his trade in Italian football since joining Sassuolo in January 2019.

After a swift spell at the Mapei Stadium, he signed for Juventus in the following summer.

The defender spent two campaigns in Turin, collecting a Scudetto title, a Coppa Italia medal and an Italian Super Cup before joining Atalanta in 2021.

The 25-year-old initially proved his worth in Bergamo, but he recently fell out of favor in Gian Piero Gasperini’s technical project.

For their part, Inter Milan have been monitoring La Dea’s centre-back for quite some time now.

The Nerazzurri might be waiting for the right opportunity to lunge forward, but their hesitance could see them missing out on the player.

According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, Roma have emerged as a new candidate for Demiral in recent hours.

The Giallorossi are also looking to strengthen their defensive ranks after selling Roger Ibanez to Saudi Pro League club Al-Ahli.

Roma Have Entered The Race For the Signature Of Atalanta Defender And Inter Milan Transfer Target Merih Demiral

Therefore, the report claims that the Italian capital side is now keeping tabs on the Turkiye international defender.

For their part, Inter are also monitoring other transfer targets who can bolster Simone Inzaghi’s backline.

The report mentions two Premier League defenders who are on Inter Milan’s shortlist.

The first is Tottenham Hotspur’s versatile defender Japhet Tanganga. The source claims that the Englishman has been proposed to the Nerazzurri.

The other is Chelsea centre-back Trevoh Chalobah. Both players have been struggling for playing time in recent campaigns.