Torino and Italy defender Alessandro Buongiorno prefers a move to Inter Milan over other destinations this coming summer transfer window.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper suggest that the 24-year-old could be a sort of “gift” for Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi for winning the Serie A title.

There appears to be no doubt that Buongiorno is at the top of Inter’s list of defensive targets for this summer.

The Torino defender checks all of the boxes in the Nerazzurri’s search for a new defender.

Buongiorno is a tall, quick, and physical defender with very strong man-marking ability.

This would make the 24-year-old a perfect option to defend the penalty area in the centre of a back three.

Moreover, that is the position that Buongiorno plays for Torino. He has found his best form playing in that role under Granata coach Ivan Juric.

Buongiorno is Italian and proven in Serie A. This would make the adjustment to Inter very straightforward.

Alessandro Buongiorno Prefers Inter Move This Summer

All of this would seem to make an Inter move for Buongiorno logical. However, the one big stumbling block would be the price tag.

Torino will want at least 40 million for the Italian international.

However, Tuttosport report, Inter could be ready to make an investment – particularly if they can chip away at the fee with a player-plus-cash offer.

Morevoer, the Turin-based newspaper reports, Buongiorno has already expressed a preference to join Inter for next season.

Players from the Nerazzurri squad spoke to the Torino defender during the international break. And they sounded out his intentions for the future.

Tuttosport reports that Buongiorno clearly indicated that he would prefer Inter for his future.

Therefore, the newspaper suggest, the 24-year-old could come in as the long-term successor to Francesco Acerbi and Stefan de Vrij.

That does not mean that Acerbi would be on his way out right away. But the former Lazio veteran turns 37 next season.

So Acerbi could be phased out, as Buongiorno takes up the mantle.