Inter Milan are ready to offer €25 million to sign Porto striker Mehdi Taremi.

This according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, via FCInterNews, who report that the Portuguese giants will still reject the offer as they are holding out for €30 million to sell the 31-year-old Iranian international.

Inter’s search for a striker is coming to a head with less than three weeks before the summer transfer window closes.

The likes of Romelu Lukaku and Gianluca Scamacca are certainly off the table. Meanwhile, Inter look to have all but dropped out of the race to sign Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun.

That has left Porto striker Mehdi Taremi as one of the top names on the Nerazzurri’s shortlist.

The Iranian certainly ticks some key boxes.

Taremi is exactly the kind of profile who Inter coach Simone Inzaghi is seeking for next season. The coach is seeking an out-and-out Number Nine.

Taremi is a strong physical presence who also has the technical attributes necessary to hold up the ball and act as a reference point in the final third. Additionally, his goalscoring record in Portugal certainly stands out.

The question of price could be the key one in determining whether or not Inter sign Taremi.

Inter Milan Readying New Mehdi Taremi Offer – Porto Poised To Reject It

Reports suggest that Inter have already made a bid of €20 million to Porto to sign Taremi.

However, the Portuguese giants rejected this. They made the asking price of €30 million clear.

According to O Jogo, Inter are ready to raise their offer. However, it will not likely be enough to convince Porto.

Taremi’s club are not going to consider offers that don’t cross the €30 million threshold.

Therefore, the decisive factor could be whether or not Inter reach, or at least get very close to that asking price.

But in the meantime, the Nerazzurri will get to within €5 million with a new offer.