Inter Milan are reportedly keeping tabs on Lille defender Tiago Djalo with a view for a summer transfer.

The 23-year-old is a versatile defender who mainly features as a centre-back but can also operate as a fullback on either flank.

The Nerazzurri have been watching the Portuguese for quite some time now. At one point, observers considered him the primary candidate to replace Milan Skriniar. The Slovakian joined PSG on a free transfer last summer.

But sadly for the young defender, he suffered a cruciate ligament rupture in May. This devastating injury has kept him out of action ever since.

Nevertheless, Tuttosport (via FcInterNews) claims that Inter are still monitoring Djalo.

Nerazzurri sporting director Piero Ausilio will reportedly send scouts to assess his condition. The Beneamata must understand the impact of the injury on the player’s development.

Inter Milan Are Still Keeping Tabs On Lille Defender Tiago Djalo; The Portuguese Will Be A Free Agent Next Summer

As the source notes, Djalo’s contract with Lille expires at the end of the season. Therefore, the Serie A giants would be able to sign him for free next summer.

Moreover, the report suggests that the possible arrival of the Portuguese would push Yann Bisseck towards the exit door, potentially on a loan stint.

Tuttosport explains that the two defenders are the same age, yet, Djalo has thus far collected more valuable experience on the big stage.

The Lille defender has been featuring for a top Ligue 1 side, whereas Bisseck was plying his trade in Denmark last term.

The source identifies Djalo as the perfect defender for Simone Inzaghi’s tactical system, at least if he manages to overcome his current injury.