Inter Milan will only move to sign Torino defender Alessandro Buongiorno if they first make a big sale.

This according to Italian news outlet FCInter1908. The outlet confirm that the Granata will demand a minimum of 40 million to sell the 24-year-old this summer.

It is not hard to see why Inter see Buongiorno as a target.

The Italian international has been one of the outstanding defenders in Serie A this season.

Buongiornio has been at the heart of a very solid Torino defense. His physicality, pace, and man-marking ability have made life difficult for plenty of strikers in the Italian top flight.

Moreover, Buongiorno has played a role in the centre of a back three under Granata coach Ivan Juric.

Therefore, Inter would certainly feel that the 24-year-old would be capable of slotting into the centre of their own defense, apart from his broader familiarity with Serie A.

However, the price tag remains the big stumbling block for Inter.

Inter Will Only Sign Torino Defender Alessandro Buongiorno If They Make A Big Sale

FCIN1908 confirm that Torino will hold out for at least 40 million in order to sell Buongiorno.

The Granata won’t consider offers of 30 million. They are well aware of the competition for Buongiorno’s signature, with AC Milan and Napoli also very keen.

Moreover, there could also be interest in the Italian international from the Premier League.

As such, Inter would have to invest a very significant fee to sign Buongiorno this summer.

And FCIN1908 report that that would only happen on one condition.

Inter would first have to sell a defender for a big fee. FCIN1908 report that the Nerazzurri would only make a like-for-like replacement of one of the higher-value players already in the back three.

And at the moment, the outlet report, Inter have little plan of doing so.

Therefore, it would be tough to see Buongiorno joining Inter this summer at the moment.