Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi is still hoping to offload forward Joaquin Correa before the summer transfer window closes.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

In yesterday’s Serie A opener against Monza, Inzaghi used all five of his substitutes.

This included taking off captain Lautaro Martinez late in the match and switching to a 3-5-1-1 formation to see out the 2-0 win.

However, Correa was not the player who Inzaghi sent on to play in the hole behind Marko Arnautovic.

Rather, the coach replaced Martinez with a central midfielder, Davide Frattesi in his first competitive start for Inter. The 23-year-old took his place in the Nerazzurri’s midfield trio, pushing Henrikh Mkhitaryan higher up the pitch.

Inter Coach Inzaghi Wants To Offload Joaquin Correa Despite Denials

After yesterday’s match, Inzaghi denied that his decision to use Frattesi instead of Correa had anything to do with the transfer market.

However, the Gazzetta report, behind the scenes the coach is still hoping to see the Argentine on his way.

The blunt fact remains that Correa is not a player with a prominent place in his coach’s plans for this season. The fact that he did not appear against Monza stands as further evidence of that.

With over a week to go in the transfer window, Inzaghi is still aware of how much can change in his squad.

The coach was not too subtle with some mind games in his post-match remarks. He made clear that he expects more activity in the transfer market before the window slams shut.

And whilst Inzaghi’s stated priority is a defender, the Gazzetta reports that that’s not all the coach wants.

The newspaper anticipates that Inzaghi would still like to offload Correa and bring in a replacement.

And a surprise return for Alexis Sanchez could be the player who the coach is eyeing up.