Inter Milan are ready to move for Porto striker Mehdi Taremi during the January transfer window.
This according to Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInterNews. The broadcaster reports that the Nerazzurri could get the 31-year-old for as little as €10 million.
There is little doubt that Taremi is a player on Inter’s radar.
The Nerazzurri had by all accounts considered a swoop for the Iranian last summer when they were looking for an alternative to Romelu Lukaku.
There had been contacts between Inter and Porto, as well as with Taremi’s representatives.
However, in the end Inter did not make a move to sign Taremi.
Instead, the Nerazzurri sealed a deal to sign Marko Arnautovic from Bologna.
Meanwhile, AC Milan were also very keen to sign Taremi from Porto.
By all accounts, the Rossoneri were in advanced talks with the Iranian’s representatives and with Porto until the very end of the summer window.
However, Taremi remained at Porto for the start of the current season.
Inter Ramping Up Mehdi Taremi Pursuit
Inter have not dropped their interest in signing Taremi, however.
Far from it, the Nerazzurri are still actively considering whether a move for the 31-year-old will be possible in the coming months.
One possibility would be for Inter to move for Taremi during the January transfer window.
A lot of this would depend on the asking price.
Inter have been naturally hoping that Taremi’s contract situation would mean that Porto will lower their asking price.
The Iranian’s deal with the Portuguese side runs out at the end of next June.
Therefore, Porto could offer a discount. The Portuguese giants have been holding out fir around €25 million. But Mediaset report that that amount could drop to as little as €10 million.
Particularly if Porto do not reach the Champions League knockout rounds.
Therefore, Mediaset report, Inter will make a serious move to try and sign Taremi during the January window.