Inter Milan face two major obstacles towards signing a striker during the January transfer window, and not just financially.

Today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, note that the Nerazzurri will also have to contend with the fact that they cannot sign another non-EU player after bringing in Tajon Buchanan.

Among the main rumours regarding Inter’s January transfer plans is the idea that the club could sign a striker.

This would be because of the lack of fitness and form of Alexis Sanchez and Marko Arnautovic over the first part of the season.

If the Nerazzurri deem that their backup options in attack are not reliable enough for the bruising run-in of the season, it would be natural to turn to the transfer market for reinforcements.

And Tuttosport report that Inter coach Simone Inzaghi certainly wouldn’t mind this.

The coach wouldn’t feel that a new arrival in attack would disrupt the balance of his squad.

But there remain two major reasons why a striker isn’t likely to arrive.

Two Main Obstacles To Inter Signing A Striker In January

The obvious reason why Inter are not likely to sign a striker in the next few weeks concerns money.

The Nerazzurri face financial restrictions that are well-known. Therefore, even relatively modest investments in the transfer market are something they have to consider carefully.

But beyond that, Tuttosport note, there is the matter of non-EU spots in the Nerazzurri’s squad.

At the moment, one such spot is open. But it won’t be for much longer.

Within the next day or two, Inter should wrap up the signing of winger Tajon Buchanan from Club Brugge.

The Canadian international will use up that last non-EU spot.

This will further restrict which players Inter could sign this month. And finding the right opportunity would have been tricky to begin with.

Moreover, the likeliest target for Inter would be Porto’s Mehdi Taremi.

The Nerazzurri are certainly planning to sign the Iranian international on a free transfer in the summer.

But perhaps a January move could also be possible were Porto to open up to one.

However, with Buchanan’s arrival, Inter won’t have any non-EU spots open to sign the Iranian.