Inter Milan will go had to head with crosstown rivals AC Milan over Porto striker Mehdi Taremi this coming January.

News sources linked the 31-year-old with both Milanese giants in the summer. Nevertheless, he ended up staying at Porto.

As reports, Milan kept trying to land the bomber until the penultimate day of the summer transfer session. In the end, the deal collapsed due to commissions requested by the intermediaries.

However, the Iranian star hasn’t enjoyed a great start to the 2023/24 campaign. He has only found the back of the net on two occasions in ten appearances across all competitions.

Therefore, Porto could be open to a sale in January. Especially since the player’s contract will expire at the end of this season.

As the source reveals, the Portuguese giants are willing to part ways with Taremi, but are asking for an offer that exceeds 10 million euros.

A Transfer Duel Could Be Brewing Between Inter Milan And AC Milan For Porto Star Mehdi Taremi

The report believes Milan remain interested in the player, but they’re yet to decide whether to launch a January onslaught or not.

As for Inter, they could rekindle their interest in the striker if they opt to bolster their attacking ranks in the middle of the season.

The Iranian would practically replace Marko Arnautovic in Simone Inzaghi’s squad. The Austrian veteran is currently injured.

Therefore, this could set the stage for a Derby clash between the Rossoneri and the Nerazzurri on the market.