Inter Milan are increasingly unlikely to sign Porto striker Mehdi Taremi in January due to the lack of available funds.

The Iranian star was one of the club’s main transfer targets in the summer. However, the Nerazzurri couldn’t put the deal over the line.

Eventually, they ended up signing Marko Arnautovic and Alexis Sanchez as backups for Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram.

Nevertheless, the 31-year-old remains on the shortlist of Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio.

Taremi has been plying his trade at Porto since 2020, but his deal will expire at the end of the season.

Thus, the Nerazzurri will likely try to poach the attacker on a free transfer next summer.

But while some argued that Inter may try to sign the player as soon as January, Tuttosport (via FcInterNews) considers it a mere Utopian dream.

As the Turin-based newspaper explains, the Nerazzurri don’t have any transfer funds to spend in the middle of the season.

Inter Milan Cannot Afford To Sign Mehdi Taremi In January

The report claims that the club’s financial situation could see them missing out on Tiago Djalo.

The Nerazzurri were in pole position to sign the Portuguese defender in June on a free transfer. However. Lille is now looking to sell the 23-year-old for 5 million euros in January.

For their part, Inter are so desperate for fresh funds that they’re trying to sell benchwarmer Stefano Sensi before losing his services for free in the summer.

Therefore, the source believes that Inter’s hopes of signing Taremi next month have most probable faded away.