Inter Milan only have one room for a new centre-forward, so they’ll have to choose one of Marko Arnautovic and Mehdi Taremi.

Simone Inzaghi’s squad still lacks a natural target man following the departures of Edin Dzeko and Romelu Lukaku at the end of last season.

Therefore, both Arnautovic and Taremi would fit the mold. We’re talking about two physically imposing strikers with a clinical touch in front of goal.

Nevertheless, the Italian giants can only afford to buy one, explains La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews.

But despite making contact for the Bologna striker, the source insists that the Iranian international remains the preferred target for the Nerazzurri.

The source claims that Inter have made contact over the phone yesterday with Porto as they try to lure Taremi towards Appiano Gentile.

Inter Milan Will Only Sign One Of Marko Arnautovic And Mehdi Taremi; The Latter Remains The Preferred Option

The report adds that the Serie A giants have made an opening bid of 20 million euros. They club is ready to raise their offer to 25M. However, Porto’s asking price remains 30 million

The pink newspaper also warns Inter of competition from Tottenham Hotspur. As we reported yesterday, the Spurs could lunge in for Taremi if they sell Harry Kane to Bayern Munich.

Therefore, Inter Milan are still simultaneously tracking Arnautovic as a fallback option. The 34-year-old Bologna veteran has a lower price tag.

The source adds that the Nerazzurri are also hoping to offload the disappointing Joaquin Correa.

But even if they part ways with the Argentine, Inter won’t sign both Taremi and Arnautovic. Instead, they would seek a forward with different characteristics.