Inter Milan could chip away at the asking price for Torino defender Alessandro Buongiorno by also offering players.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Buongiorno now clearly looks to be Inter’s main target in defense for this summer.

The Nerazzurri have some backup options in mind. The Corriere name Buongiorno’s Torino teammate Perr Schuurs and Udinese’s Jaka Bijol as other targets.

But Buongiorno is the player the Nerazzurri have circled in red at the top of their list.

Moreover, the Corriere confirm that Buongiorno has told Italian international teammates that he would like to join Inter this summer.

The Nerazzurri players conveyed this to the club’s directors.

And this naturally was well-received by the Inter directors, who have already been eyeing up a move for Buongiorno.

Should the 24-year-old push for the switch, it could make it that much easier for the Nerazzurri to sign him.

Inter Could Offer Players + Cash To Torino For Alessandro Buongiorno

But there is always the matter of the high fee that Torino will want for Buongiorno.

The Italian international has been in outstanding form. And his price tag will reflect that fact.

The Corriere confirm that the Granata will not take any offers worth less than 40 million seriously.

And that would be no small amount from Inter’s perspective.

Inter will have to work within financial restrictions this summer as with the last few summer windows. Particularly if they do not make a big money sale.

And there will be questions about how to allocate the budget. Reportedly, Inter are also keen to sign Genoa’s Albert Gudmundsson.

However, the Nerazzurri could think about a big that is worth €40 million, but not all cash.

The Corriere report that Inter could offer any of Gaetano Oristanio, Francesco Pio Oristanio, or Martin Satriano as part of a big for Buongiorno.

However, less likely would be an offer including Valentin Carboni.