Inter Milan have reportedly revived their interest in Porto striker Mehdi Taremi who’s currently running on an expiring contract.
The Iranian star was one of several strikers who landed on the shortlist of Nerazzurri directors Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio over the summer.
However, Porto weren’t willing to let the player leave on the cheap, although his contract will expire in June 2024.
Ultimately, the Italian giants ended up signing Marko Arnautovic as a backup bomber for Marcus Thuram.
But according to Calciomercato, Inter have now reignited contact with the player and his entourage.
As the report tells, Nerazzurri officials have made initial exploratory contacts with Taremi’s representatives.
Unless he extends his contract with Porto, the 31-year-old will become a free agent at the end of the season.
Therefore, he’ll be able to negotiate a Bosman move as early as January. This is why Inter have picked this timing to resume talks with Taremi and his representatives.
Inter Milan Have Resumed Talks With Porto Striker Mehdi Taremi With A View For Free Transfer Move In The Summer
The Beneamata would like to place themselves in the front seat in case the striker decides to leave on a free transfer.
As the source explains, Ausilio has launched an inquiry as we wants to understand for certain if the player is willing to leave the Portuguese club for free in the summer.
Taremi has been a protagonist at Porto since making the move from Rio Ave in 2020.
However, his start to the campaign has been lukewarm. He has only contributed with two goals and an assist in 11 appearances across all competitions thus far.