Inter Milan are reportedly looking to sign Porto striker Mehdi Taremi in January, but this won’t be an easy task at all.

The 31-year-old was one of the club’s main transfer targets in the summer. However, a deal never materialized.

The Iranian ended up staying in Portugal while the Nerazzurri eventually bought Marko Arnautovic.

However, the latter sustained an injury that kept him out of action for around two months. This raised some doubts about the veteran’s overall physical condition.

Therefore, the Italian giants have reportedly rekindled their interest in Taremi in case they decide to bolster Simone Inzaghi’s ranks in the middle of the campaign.

But according to Calciomercato via FcInter1908, signing Taremi in January will be a tricky task for the Serie A leaders.

As the source explains, Porto aren’t willing to part ways with the player despite his expiring contract.

The Portuguese giants are requesting a figure between 5 and 6 million euros to sell the striker.

Signing Mehdi Taremi In January Remains Difficult Mission For Inter Milan

Moreover, Inter could be facing competition from mega-rich Saudi Pro League sides. These clubs could willing to offer the Iranian a salary of 10 million per season.

Therefore, securing the player’s service will become an easier mission in the summer, once his contract with Porto runs out. The Nerazzurri would be able to sign him on a free transfer.

As for the Saudi competition, we reported earlier in the day that Inter would be looking to lure Taremi by offering him the chance to play in the UEFA Champions League.

This season, the bomber has thus far contributed with three goals and as many assists in 16 appearances in all competitions.