Inter Milan’s interest in signing Udinese defender Jaka Bijol during the upcoming summer transfer window is becoming more serious.

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

One area in which Inter are very likely to strengthen this summer is in defense.

The Nerazzurri will want greater depth in the back three. And in particular, the priority will be to bring in a player with the physicality and man-marking ability to play in the centre of defense.

At the moment, there are two main options in that position.

Francesco Acerbi and Stefan de Vrij have both had very good seasons in defense.

Then, there are players with the versatility to back up Alessandro Bastoni and Benjamin Pavard in the wide defensive roles.

Carlos Augusto and Matteo Darmian can both play at either wingback or in defense.

Meanwhile, Yann Bisseck has proven a very able deputy to Pavard this season.

But in the centre of the defense, the problem is that both Acerbi and de Vrij are well into their thirties.

Therefore, a summer signing is a big possibility.

Inter Considering Move For Udinese Defender Jaka Bijol

Torino’s Alessandro Buongiorno is Inter’s top target for the central defensive role.

But the 24-year-old Italian international would cost a very significant amount.

Therefore, Inter are also looking at cheaper alternatives.

Udinese defender Bijol is certainly a player who fits the Nerazzurri’s profiel.

The 25-year-old Slovenian international is a tall, strong defender. Moreover, he already has plenty of experience playing in the centre of a back three at Udinese.

And Bijol would be considerably cheaper than Buongiorno. Particularly in the event that the Friulani were to be relegated to Serie B.

According to the Gazzetta, Inter’s interest in Bojol’s signature is becoming more and more concrete.