Inter Milan are back in the race for Mario Hermoso, and are hoping to overtake Napoli.

The 29-year-old is a Real Madrid youth product who then went on to represent their crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid for five years between 2019 and 2024.

However, the Spaniard’s contract expired last week, making him one the most exciting names on the free agents’ market.

In previous months, many sources linked the centre-back with a move to Inter. ‘

But the story had faded recently, with Napoli emerging as a more likely destination.

Nevertheless, DAZN journalist Orazio Accomando (via FcInterNews) believes the Nerazzurri have once again inquired about Hermoso.

The Italian journalist claims Inter are trying to pull off a major coup by snatching the defender from under Napoli’s nose.

The Italian champions have developped a knack for poaching free agents since Beppe Marotta’s arrival in 2018.

They have already acquired the likes of Hakan Calhanoglu and Marcus Thuram for free in the past. Mehdi Taremi and Piotr Zielinski will imminently land on similar arrangements.

So it remains to be seen if Inter could pull off another major coup by striking an agreement with Hermoso’s entourage.

Inter Milan Aiming To Overtake Napoli In The Race For Mario Hermoso

Over the past few days, the club has been reportedly searching the market for a new left wingback following Tajon Buchanan’s injury.

Nevertheless, Hermoso could prove to be the answer, although he plays in a different role.

The Spaniard would boost Simone Inzaghi’s defensive options. And would allow Carlos Augusto to return to his natural position on the left wingback.

The Brazilian originally served as Federico Dimarco’s understudy on the left. But following Buchanan’s arrival, he gradually became Alessandro Bastoni’s backup.