Inter Milan will only sign Genoa forward Albert Gudmundsson this summer if striker Marko Arnautovic leaves the club.

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

Gudmundsson is a player very much on Inter’s radar for this summer. That is no big secret.

The Nerazzurri see the former AZ Alkmaar forward as having the right profile to reinforce their attack with qualities that are different than any of the forwards currently in the squad offer.

And for his part, Gudmundsson is keen on the move to Inter.

The question is whether the Nerazzurri will be able to make a move for Gudmundsson work.

The Icelander will not come cheap. Reports indicate that Genoa will want a fee of around 30 million fore him.

Inter Will Only Sign Albert Gudmundsson If Marko Arnautovic Leaves

At the moment, Inter have four senior forwards in the squad.

There are of course Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram, the first-choice starters from last season.

Then, Mehdi Taremi is arriving on a free transfer from Porto. Alexis Sanchez is anticipated to head for the exit door when the 35-year-old former Arsenal and Barcelona veteran’s contract expires.

But then there is also former West Ham United and Stoke City striker Arnautovic.

Arnautovic joined Inter last summer from Bologna.

And the Austrian signed a two-year deal, which expires at the end of next June.

According to the Gazzetta, as long as Arnautovic is at the club, Inter are not going to invest in Gudmundsson as a fifth forward.

The Nerazzurri’s plan would not be to go into next season with five strikers competing for starting spots. If Arnautovic stays, they will not spend big on another forward.

On the other hand, if the Nerazzurri were to sell the 35-year-old, they would be ready to move for the Icelander.