Inter Milan are reportedly planning to add another striker to their attacking department next season alongside Mehdi Taremi.

The Nerazzurri suffered a disappointing elimination from the Champions League Round of 16 at the hands of Atletico Madrid.

This leaves the club with plenty of time to lay their plans for the summer, as the Scudetto title is supposedly in the bag at this point.

Nevertheless, the European exit also served as an eye-opener that depicted a bleak image, particularly in attack.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, the management has now realized that they need better alternatives upfront.

While Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram remain the first choices, there appears to be a comprehensive gap between them and their substitutes.

Despite scoring the first leg, Marko Arnautovic wasted several glorious chances which eventually proved costly.

Moreover, the Austrian missed the second leg after suffering his second major muscle injury of the campaign.

For his part, Alexis Sanchez came on as a substitute in Madrid. However, he winded up being one of three Inter players who failed to convert in the shootouts.

The Chilean’s deal will run out at the end of the season, which could spell the end of his second stint at Appiano Gentile.

Inter Milan Will Look To Buy Another Striker In Addition To Mehdi Taremi

The source compares the situation to last season. Simone Inzaghi could count on Edin Dzeko in the starting lineup and then bring in Romelu Lukaku during the match.

The Serie A leaders have already booked Taremi for next season. The Iranian will sign for the club as a free agent once his contract with Porto expires in June.

But as the pink newspaper explains, this won’t prove sufficient.

The source thus expects Inter to go after a striker deemed “more ready” than Taremi in terms of experience at the top level.