Inter Milan are reportedly looking to bolster their attacking ranks with a new striker in January, and more indications point toward Mehdi Taremi.
The Iranian international has been a transfer target for the Nerazzurri since the summer.
However, the Italian giants weren’t able to finalize a transfer for the Porto striker.
Instead, they ended up signing Marko Arnautovic from Bologna and Alexis Sanchez on a free transfer.
However, the two veterans are yet to fully convince despite each bagging a goal in the thrilling 3-3 Champions League draw against Benfica last night.
So according to Tuttosport via FcInter1908, the Nerazzurri are seeking a proper backup for the starting duo of Marcus Thuram and Lautaro Martinez.
The source adds that Taremi’s agents were in the stands at The Estadio De La last night, fueling earlier reports about a meeting between the player’s representatives and Inter officials in Lisbon.
As the Turin-based newspaper explains, the Iranian might be the best market solution for Inter at the moment in terms of costs and guarantees.
Inter Milan Officials Met The Representatives Of Porto Striker Mehdi Taremi In Lisbon
The Nerazzurri would be able to sign the player on a free transfer in June. However, they might opt for a January swoop if they can find an agreement with Porto.
This season, Taremi has been less prolific than usual. He only contributed with three goals and as many assists in 17 appearances across all competitions.
Yet, this hasn’t diminished Inter’s esteem as they remain on the striker’s heels.