Inter Milan and AC Milan are both considering making a January move to sign Porto and Iran striker Mehdi Taremi.

This according to Italian news outlet

Taremi was a player on both Inter and Milan’s radar during the summer transfer window.

The 31-year-old Iranian international’s current contract with Porto runs out at the end of June 2024.

Therefore, there was some appetite among other European teams – particularly the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri – to take advantage of Taremi’s situation by making a bid for him in the summer.

Reportedly, Porto gave Inter an asking price in excess of €25 million during the summer.

And Milan also tried to sign Taremi, going right until the final day of the summer window.

But the Nerazzurri made the decision not to move for Taremi at Porto’s asking price, instead going in for Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic at a considerably lower fee.

And the Rossoneri missed out on the Iranian on deadline day. They instead got a short-term deal done for former Fiorentina, Real Madrid, and Eintracht Frankfurt striker Nikola Jovic.

Inter & AC Milan Could Reignite Mehdi Taremi Interest In January

According to the Gazzetta, however, both Inter and Milan could resume their respective pursuits in January.

In particular, the Nerazzurri may feel that they have little choice but to invest in a striker in the window. The injury to Arnautovic has exposed a lack of depth in the forward positions.

And Taremi would be a player who Inter definitely have an interest in.

Even at 31 years of age, Inter would see the Porto striker as a player they can get a significant contribution from for several seasons to come.

On the other hand, there is the fact that Taremi will be away during the Asian Cup during the winter.

Moreover, there is the question of whether Porto will lower their asking price for the Iranian January.

The window is likely to be the last chance for the Portuguese giants to cash in on Taremi. And they’ll know that Inter want the player.

So everything could come down to whether or not Porto react by lowering their price.

Inter’s own financial situation would make a move at as high a fee as Porto asked for in the summer difficult.