Inter Milan have now identified Tajon Buchanan as their favorite January target, while Thomas Meunier emerges as a fall-back option.
On Friday, Nerazzurri sporting director Piero Ausilio confirmed that Juan Cuadrado will have to undergo surgery.
This would see the Colombian miss at least three months of action, thus leaving Simone Inzaghi short of options on the right flank.
The coach is already struggling in this regard, with Denzel Dumfries also unavailable through injury.
Therefore, the management will resort to the market in January to bolster the wingback ranks.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInter1908, Buchanan remains the dream signing for the Serie A leaders.
The 24-year-old currently plays for Club Brugge in the Belgian top flight. He has contributed with three goals and as many assists across all competitions this season.
The Canadian international’s contract runs until 2025. The source believes that this operation would cost the club around 15 million euros.
Hence, the directors would have to convince the owners to back them up on this front by providing them with the necessary funds to seal the deal.
Inter Milan Looking To Sign Tajon Buchanan In January – Thomas Meunier The Fall-Back Option
The Nerazzurri could also try to sign the player on loan with an option to buy at the end of the season.
On the other hand, an alternative track has emerged, one that is certainly less costly.
The pink newspaper suggests Meunier as another option for the Nerazzurri. The 32-year-old’s contract with Borussia Dortmund will expire at the end of the season.
Thus, the source claims that the German club might be willing to release the Belgian veteran for free.
The former PSG man missed the first part of the season through injury. He has recently made his return to action but only has two appearances under the belt this term.
Moreover, Meunier lost his starting spot to Norwegian right-back Julian Ryerson who’s now the first option for BVB on the right flank.