Inter Milan are pushing to wrap up an agreement with Porto striker Mehdi Taremi on a free transfer next summer.
This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews.
By now, Inter’s interest in signing Taremi is certainly no secret.
The Nerazzurri had considered a move for the Iranian international during the summer transfer window.
But in the end, it was Marko Arnautovic who arrived as a striker instead. The Austrian proved to be a lower-cost piece of business in the position than Taremi.
But far from cooling their interest in Taremi after signing Arnautovic, Inter have only pushed it back,
The Nerazzurri have continued their contacts with Taremi’s representives.
The 31-year-old remains a priority target for Inter in attack.
But the likelihood of Inter signing Taremi this month is extremely low.
This is particularly the case given that the arrival of Tajon Buchanan means that the Nerazzurri have no free transfer slots left in their squad.
Inter Pushing To Wrap Up Agreement With Mehdi Taremi On Free Transfer
According to FCIN, Inter are aware of the potential for other clubs to show an interest in Taremi’s signature.
The Iranian’s quality and his availability on a free transfer when his contract with Porto at the end of June could certainly attract other big European clubs.
Accordingly, FCIN report, Inter don’t want to wait around.
The Nerazzurri have held a meeting with intermediaries in the past few days, according to the outlet.
They have made progress in terms of getting an agreement with Taremi and his representatives worked out.
The Iranian is now free to negotiate with clubs other than Porto. This has been the case since the opening of the January transfer window.
And Inter are pushing to secure a deal to sign the 31-year-old on a free transfer as soon as his contract with Porto expires.