Inter Milan are reportedly preparing an offer of 20 million euros for Arsenal defender Takehiro Tomiyasu.

The Nerazzurri are searching the market for defensive reinforcement after parting ways with Milan Skriniar.

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

Moreover, experienced backup Danilo D’Ambrosio also left the club to join Monza on a Bosman deal.

The Beneamata signed young German defender Yann Bisseck this summer, but it remains insufficient.

So according to FcInter1908, Inter have turned their attention to Tomiyasu. They have identified the Japanese defender as the right profile to bolster the backline.

The source claims that the Beneamata are ready to splash 20 million euros for the services of the 25-year-old.

The Japan international has some Serie A experience under the belt having represented Bologna between 2019 and 2021.

The versatile defender is primarily a right-back. But he can also serve in a more central role at the heart of the backline.

Inter Milan Are Preparing A 20 Million Euro Offer For Arsenal And Japan Defender Takehiro Tomiyasu

So in Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 formation, he would likely feature as a right centre-back. This was the role that Skriniar used to occupy at Inter.

Tomiyasu joined Arsenal in 2021, but has been struggling for playing time in North London. His contract with the Gunnes expires in 2025.

The source also mentions how Inter are working on signing Bologna veteran striker Marko Arnautovic.

The report claims that the Nerazzurri are ready to make an offer between 5 and 7 million euros for the 34-year-old Austrian international.