Inter Milan are considering a move for Chelsea defender Trevoh Chalobah before the summer transfer window closes.

This according to Italian news outlet, who report that the Nerazzurri could finally make their move for the 23-year-old now that a deal for Arsenal’s Takehiro Tomiyasu looks out of sight.

Inter still have a defensive signing to make before the summer transfer window slams shut.

The Nerazzurri have already made plenty of signings during the window. However, they still haven’t accomplished one of their major priorities from before the summer even began – replacing Milan Skriniar.

And in the final couple weeks of the window, Inter have a couple targets in mind.

But circumstances may well force the Nerazzurrui’s hand by and large.

Inter Milan Could Sign Chelsea Man Trevoh Chalobah As Tomiyasu Deal Improbable

One player who Inter have been keeping tabs on is Arsenal defender Tomiyasu.

The 24-year-old Japanese international is a versatile defender with two seasons worth of Serie A experience as a Bologna player.

However, convincing the Gunners to agree a deal looks difficult.

The reason for this is a long-term knee injury to defender Jurrien Timber.

Arsenal signed the Dutchman just a few weeks ago, but it looks as though he could be out for a very big chunk of the season after sustaining his injury during their Premier League opener against Nottingham Forest.

Therefore, the Londoners won’t want to lose any more of their defensive depth ahead of a long season.

As such, the likelihood of Inter having an offer accepted for Tomiyasu has almost certainly plummeted.

One player who could be within reach for the Nerazzurri, however, is Chalobah.

The Englishman has been on Inter’s radar for more than a year. They had reportedly mulled over a move both last summer and in January.

And Chelsea, unlike Arsenal, could be amenable to selling.

The Blues are in the midst of yet another summer of enormous investment in the transfer market. And on the other hand, they’ve also been ruthless in offloading players who aren’t a part of their project.

That looks to be the case with Chalobah. Particularly after Chelsea signed Axel Disasi from Monaco.

Therefore, the stars may have finally aligned for Inter to sign Chalobah.