Alexis Sanchez and Valentin Carboni will reportedly duel for the remaining spot in Inter Milan’s attacking department last season.

Club captain Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram will most likely remain as the automatic starting duo in Simone Inzaghi’s 3-5-2 formation.

Moreover, Marko Arnautovic appears set to stay for at least another season at Appiano Gentile.

And as we all know by now, Mehdi Taremi will sign as a free agent after seeing out his contract with Porto at the end of the season.

But while the squad only contains four attackers this term, the management is looking to add one more next season.

Tuttosport (via FcInterNews) explains the decision by citing the club’s several commitments. This includes domestic competitions, the Champions League and the 2025 FIFA Club World Cup.

Nevertheless, the fifth striker’s identity remains unclear for now.

The Turin-based newspaper envisions a duel between Sanchez and Carboni for the remaining spot.

This will be an intriguing contest between a veteran who reached the autumn of his career and a youngster who’s still trying to make a name for himself.

Inter Milan Strikers Alexis Sanchez & Valentin Carboni Competiting For A Spot In Next Season’s Squad

Sanchez returned to the club last summer for a second spell after spending the previous campaign at Marseille. However, the Chilean only signed a one-year deal, so his future at Appiano Gentile is shrouded in mystery.

The 35-year-old started his campaign on a slow note, but some recent encouraging displays have boosted his chances of extending his stay.

On the other hand, Carboni is spending the current campaign on loan at Monza. The 19-year-old Argentine has now cemented himself as a regular starter in Raffaele Palladino’s lineup.

Neverthless, the source doesn’t rule out yet another loan spell for the teenager to help him further develop his skills.