Inter Milan are still leading the race for Genoa talisman Albert Gudmundsson even though his price remains on the up.

The second striker has cemented himself as one of the best revelations of the Serie A campaign. He has already bagged 14 goals between Serie A and the Coppa Italia this term.

Therefore, many expect the Icelandic star to leave the Ligrian side this summer to pursue greener pastures.

But while he continues to deliver the goods in front of goal, the 26-year-old’s price tag has been soaring.

According to Tuttosport via FcInterNews, Genoa are now requesting 40 million euros to part ways with Gudmundsson in the summer.

With a contract running until 2027, the Grifone maintain strong leverage on the situation.

Nevertheless, the Turin-based newspaper reveals that Inter remain in pole position, mainly thanks to an amicable rapport with the player’s entourage.

The report explains that Inter have already booked Mehdi Taremi and Piotr Zielinski for next season. However, their squad still lacks a top-notch dribbler like Gudmundsson.

The source believes the Nerazzurri will be seeking an initial loan with the obligation to buy on certain conditions.

Inter Milan Still Leading The Race For Genoa Star Albert Gudmundsson

The Serie A leaders will also try to lower the cost by offering Genoa two payers as exchange pawns.

This could well be right-back Mattia Zanotti and teenage striker Francesco Pio Esposito. The two youngsters are on loan at St. Gallen and Spezia respectively.

The source also mentions Gaetano Oristanio as a potential counterpart in case Cagliari opts against maintaining him on a permanent basis.

Finally, Tuttosport rules out the inclusion of Valentin Carboni Carboni in the deal. The only way the Argentina teenager could join Genoa is on a dry loan.

The 19-year-old is spending the current campaign on loan at Monza, and has been earning plaudits for his impressive displays.