Inter Milan have reportedly identified Bayern Munich defender Kim Min-jae as their main target to bolster their defense for next season.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews, the Italian champions could be looking to sign two central defenders rather than one.

The first would arrive as an indirect replacement for the injured Tajon Buchanan. The Canadian winger could be out for circa five months with a fractured tibia.

The 25-year-old’s absence will force Simone Inzaghi to move back Carlos Augusto to the left wingback slot. thus leaving a vacant spot in the defensive department.

Moreover, the Nerazzurri could part ways with Stefan de Vrij. The Netherlands international reportedly has suitors in the Saudi Pro League. His departure would leave a second gap at the back.

Therefore, Inter president Giuseppe Marotta and company are at work to reinforce Simone Inzaghi’s backline.

The pink newspaper claims the Italian giants have identified Min-jae as their priority target.

The South Korean enjoyed a spectacular 2022/23 campaign with Napoli, culminating with a historic Scudetto triumph.

Inter Milan Preparing A Move For Bayern Munich Defender Kim Min-jae

His exploits in Serie A earned him a move to Bavaria last summer. However, the 27-year-old struggled to make an impact at the Allianz Arena.

Nevertheless, the source completely rules out a permanent transfer. That’s because Bayern splashed 58 million euros last summer to secure the player’s signature, while his contract is valid until 2028.

Hence, the Bundesliga giants cannot afford to sell Kim for low figures, as it would register as a capital loss.

This is why the report believes Inter would only be able to sign the defender on an initial loan deal.

Moreover, the Nerazzurri will have to be patient in their approach.

At the moment, Bayern aren’t too keen on offloading Kim. But the Germans have already signed Hiroki Ito while Jonathan Tah could follow suit.

Thus, the Bavarians could find themselves forced to get rid of the South Korea international, which would play in Inter’s favor.