Inter Milan owners Oaktree have reportedly refused to ratify the signings of Ricardo Rodriguez and Mario Hermoso.

The Nerazzurri are currently on the lookout for two new defenders, explains La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews.

The Italian champions have identified Bayern Munich’s Kim Min-jae as their primary target.

However, the management is also looking to add a left-footed central defender to the squad.

That’s because Inter have lost Tajon Buchanan to injury, so Carlos Augusto will be required to cover on the left wing.

Therefore, the Nerazzurri have set their sights on Rodriguez and Hermoso for his particular role.

Both players have the necessary experience and are currently available as free agents.

Rodriguez has recently ended a four-year stint at Torino. He had also represented AC Milan between 2017 and 2020, which makes him a true Serie A veteran.

The 31-year-old Switzerland international would reportedly accept a one-year contract.

As for Hermoso, he has decided to embark on a new career chapter after refusing to sign a new contract with Atletico Madrid.

The 29-year-old Spaniard is seeking a net salary of 4 million euros, reveals the source.

Oaktree Capital Prevent Inter Milan From Signing Ricardo Rodriguez & Mario Hermoso

But as the pink newspaper explains, Inter Milan owners Oaktree Capital aren’t fond of the duo.

The US-based company has reportedly decided to block these two operations while instructing the club directors to shift their focus to younger profiles.

Oaktree would like to invest in exciting prospects like Sampdoria teenager Giovanni Leoni rather than offering contracts to veterans.

This would allow the club to rejuvenate the squad and potentially make capital gains in case of future sales.