Inter Milan have reportedly lost the race for Alessandro Buongiorno, so they could turn their attention to Mario Hermoso.

Buongiorno has been close to signing for Napoli over the past few days. Torino have already agreed to sell him for 35 million euros plus 5M as bonuses.

However, Tajon Buchanan’s injury altered the Nerazzurri’s plans. Simone Inzaghi will once again deploy Carlos Augusto on the left wing as a backup for Federico Dimarco, so the club will need a new defender.

Therefore, Inter took the opportunity to discuss Buongiorno during a meeting with football agent Beppe Riso yesterday

Nevertheless, the Italian champions don’t have the financial means to make a concrete bid at the moment.

So according to Sport Mediaset via FcInterNews, the Nerazzurri are out of time, as Buongiorno is finalizing his transfer to Napoli.

The Partnenopei already have the required funds to put the deal over the line. Hence, the two clubs are currently ironing out the final details, and the white smoke could soon emerge.

Therefore, the Inter will have to resort to other options.

Inter Milan Turn To Mario Hermoso After Arriving Too Late For Alessandro Buongiorno

As the source explains, Hermoso has been offered to the Serie A giants in recent hours.

The Spaniard is now a free agent after seeing out his contract with Atletico Madrid. The left-footed central defender is 29 years of age and has comprehensive experience on the big stage.

However, the Inter management still needs a green light from the club’s owners Oaktree Capital who have yet to give their consent.

Some sources in the Italian media believe that the American company would prefer to invest in younger players.