Inter Milan would only consider moving for a striker during the January transfer window if Alexis Sanchez leaves.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

The January transfer window has essentially arrived.

And Inter have already been firming up their strategy in the coming weeks.

There is one signing that the Nerazzurri already want to make.

They are going full speed ahead in their pursuit of Tajon Buchanan as a replacement for Juan Cuadrado, who will be out for the foreseeable future recovering from calf surgery.

But other than that, the Gazzetta report, any incoming players will depend on a player already in the squad leaving.

Inter Will Only Sign A Striker In January If Alexis Sanchez

One area where there has been some speculation regarding Inter’s transfer activity is at striker.

The Nerazzurri currently have four senior strikers in the squad.

There is captain Lautaro Martinez, and summer signing Marcus Thuram. That is the first-choice strike pair.

And backing that duo up are veterans Alexis Sanchez and Marko Arnautovic.

Neither of Sanchez nor Arnautovic has been fully convincing so far this season. And both have had some fitness and injury issues.

This has led to some questions regarding whether Inter may consider reinforcing in attack next month.

According to the Gazzetta, however, the Nerazzurri will not do so if Arnautovic and Sanchez stay.

There is little chance that the former would leave.

Arnautovic may have had a somewhat tough start to life at Inter, particularly with injuries. But there are signs of that changing, with positive recent performances against Lecce and Genoa.

The Austrian is under contract with Inter until the end of June 2025.

However, Sanchez has some transfer interest.

And if the Chilean were to decide to accept an offer, Inter wouldn’t necessarily block the exit door.

And in that event, the Nerazzurri would aim to sign a striker to replace Sanchez.