Inter Milan will reportedly explore the market in search of a new defender as Francesco Acerbi continues to struggle with injuries.

The 36-year-old missed the last few weeks of the campaign due to a groin problem.

Yet, Italy coach Luciano Spalletti was still hoping to have him at his disposal for the Euro 2024.

Nevertheless, the defender had to withdraw from the Azzurri camp on Thursday as he continues to endure groin pain.

Therefore, Acerbi will undergo surgery on Monday to fix the problem once and for all.

So according to Il Corriere dello Sport via FcInterNews, the Nerazzurri could resort to the market to bolster their defensive ranks.

The Roman newspaper names three Serie A defenders that Inter could pursue this summer.

The main target on this front remains Torino stalwart Alessandro Buongiorno.

The Italian champions have been monitoring the 24-year-old for quite some time now, especially amidst his impressive league campaign.

Inter Milan Keeping An Eye On Three Serie A Defenders Following Francesco Acerbi Injury

Buongiorno could have an important role to play for Italy, especially with Acerbi out of the picture.

CdS also mentions another Torino defender in the shape of Perr Schuurs.

The Nerazzurri were linked to the 24-year-old Dutchman last summer, but a deal never materialized.

Shuurs endured a forgettable campaign due to an injury that limited his playing time. His contract with the Granata is valid until 2026.

Finally, the last candidate that the source mentions is Jaka Bijol.

The Slovenian has been plying his trade at Udinese since 2022 and was one of the best Serie A revelations in 2022/23, evening scoring a goal against the Nerazzurri.

The 25-year-old’s contract with the Zebrette runs until June 2027.