Inter Milan cannot make a move to sign Spezia-owned Atalanta wingback Emil Holm until the middle of June at least.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Il Giorno, via FCInterNews. The outlet report that the Nerazzurri could capitalize if La Dea do not capitalize on a purchase option on the 24-year-old.

Holm is one of Inter’s potential targets for the summer transfer window.

The Swedish international would be considered a like-for-like replacement for Denzel Dumfries on the right flank.

It is still uncertain whether or not Dumfries will stay at Inter this summer.

The Nerazzurri want to either extend the Dutchman’s contract – which runs out at the end of next June as things stand – or else sell him this summer.

And if Dumfries were to be on his way, then Inter will aim to sign a player with a similar profile.

Like Dumfries, Holm is a fast, tall, and physically strong right-footed player. He also has experience playing on the right side of a 3-5-2 shape with Atalanta this past season.

Why Inter Milan Must Wait Until Mid-June To Move For Emil Holm

As far as a potential move for Holm goes, everything would depend on what Atalanta decide.

Currently, Holm is only at the Bergamo-based club on loan. He joined on a season-long loan deal last summer.

Atalanta, however, have the option to sign the Swede on a permanent deal. The purchase option in the loan deal stipulates a fee of 8.5 million.

Il Giorno report that the Europa League winners are still considering what do to.

The newspaper report that Atalanta have asked Spezia to sign Holm for a lower fee than the purchase option in the loan deal.

However, the Ligurians are reluctant to allow the Swede to go for a lower fee. Particularly considering that they owe a 30% sell-on fee to his former club Sonderjyske.

If Atalanta do not either decide to pay the purchase option clause, or reach an agreement with Spezia on a lower fee, then Inter could move in.

The Nerazzurri could aim to lower the fee for Holm by including a player going the other way in the deal.

There is a positive rapport between the clubs following striker Francesco Pio Esposito’s loan deal at Spezia.