Porto striker Mehdi Taremi has received just 54 minutes of playing time since the Asian Cup, with a summer move to Inter Milan in sight.

This is highlighted in today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Taremi is still a Porto player. But he will only be at the Portuguese giants for a matter of weeks now.

Taremi’s contract with Porto runs out at the end of June of this year.

And when 31-year-old’s deal expires, he is set to sign for Inter on a free transfer.

The Nerazzurri had already target Taremi last summer. However, having failed to agree a fee with Porto, they instead worked to secure an agreement with the player for next season.

Therefore, it is now only a matter of time.

Porto have known for months that Taremi will be heading for Serie A at the end of the season.

And that could be affecting the Iranian international’s role in the team.

Mehdi Taremi Receives Just 54 Minutes On The Pitch For Porto Ahead Of Inter Transfer

In January and Feburary of this year, Taremi was part of the Iran squad at the Asian Cup.

The 31-year-old then returned to finish the season up with his club.

However, Taremi has not exactly featured regularly for Porto since the Asian Cup. Far from it, in fact.

Injury played a role in this. But now, by all accounts, Taremi is fully fit.

However, Porto coach Sergio Conceicao left the 31-year-old out of his squad for the team’s first match back from the most recent international break, a 0-1 loss against Estoril.

Given that there is no indication that any physical problems on the part of Taremi kept him out, the reason for this omission would appear obvious.

Porto and Conceicao are prioritizing working with players who will be at the club next season.

Taremi has played a total of just 54 minutes since the Asian Cup. These came against Arouca in the league, and Arsenal in the Champions League.