Merih Demiral wants to join Inter, which need a defender and already chased him in the past. In any case, he will depart Atalanta after falling out of favor in the final months of last season. He has three offers, at least one from Turkey, but he’s willing to wait for the Nerazzurri, Alfredo Pedullà reports.
On the other hand, La Dea doesn’t want to let him go on loan, even if the formula envisaged an option to buy, for the time being. But there could be some room to maneuver once the two clubs start negotiating concretely.
On top of Demiral, Inter also have another old target, Trevoh Chalobah, in their crosshairs for the position. They are in talks with Chelsea concerning the return of Romelu Lukaku.
The Nerazzurri are set to finalize the acquisition of Yann Bisseck next week, but they will likely bring in another option to substitute Milan Skriniar.
Our Take on Inter and Demiral
Cesar Azpilicueta would have been ideal considering his experience, versatility, and the fact that he would have come in gratis. The Turk has had a weird trajectory and failed to make the final leap at Juventus and Atalanta, occasionally making gaffes and pouting if not playing consistently. Signing him would present an element of risk.
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