Inter Milan could either continue to rely on Stefano Sensi in midfield, or look for a last-minute loan deal.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri are assessing their options in midfield with the end of the transfer window now in sight.

Inter are still pondering what to do about the sixth slot in their midfield rotation.

One thing that is clear is that the Nerazzurri will not want to head into next season with just five senior midfielders available.

Nicolo Barella, Hakan Calhanoglu, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Kristjan Asllani all remain from last season.

Marcelo Brozovic departed, bu Davide Frattesi arrived from Sassuolo to replace him.

But Roberto Gagliardini is another player who also headed for the exit door. The 29-year-old made the switch to Monza on a free transfer.

Therefore, there is still a need for one more midfielder to complete the depth chart.

Stefano Sensi Or Last-Minute Loan – Inter Milan’s Midfield Options

Inter had looked to be on the verge of completing a deal to sign midfielder Lazar Samardzic.

However, that deal collapsed over a dispute with the Serb’s entourage regarding financial demands.

Meanwhile, Samardzic’s teammate from last season Roberto Pereyra had looked to be an option. The 32-year-old is available on a free transfer after his contract with Udinese expired.

However, the ex-Watford and Juventus veteran appears to be very close to joining Sampdora instead.

Therefore, Inter are still considering their strategy.

One option would be not to make a signing at all – Stefano Sensi is still in the squad at the moment.

The 28-year-old has looked like he’d leave all summer. Even a strong preseason hasn’t seemed to change the Nerazzurri’s stance that Sensi is too injury-prone to trust.

But needs must, and Inter could decide to stick with former Sassuolo midfielder Sensi for the season.

Alternatively, Tuttosport note, the Nerazzurri could scan the market for a low-cost loan opportunity in the final days of the transfer window.