Inter Add More Options to Their Defensive Shortlist

Inter learned the future of Milan Skriniar well in advance, which gives them time to find a replacement. Their defense might have to go through a complete overhaul, as Stefan De Vrij is in the same situation. Francesco Acerbi is on loan from Lazio and wants to stay, but they’ll have to negotiate with Claudio Lotito to lower the €4M option to buy.

According to TuttoSport, Benjamin Pavard, Torino’s Perr Schuurs, and Atalanta’s Giorgio Scalvini are high on their shortlist, but they are all very expensive. Lille’s Tiago Djalò could be a little more affordable, but he wouldn’t come cheap either.

The Nerazzurri have started eyeing more options, for instance, Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo and Mallorca’s Dennis Hadzikadunic. The former was key in the Cottagers’ promotion from the Championship and is faring well in the Premier League as well. The Bosnian international could be a bargain. He just moved to La Liga on loan from Rostov.

Bayern Munich director Hasan Salihamdzic hinted that Inter tried to sign Pavard on deadline day to SportBild (via Tuttomercatoweb).

“He’s an important player to us and he’s very versatile in the back. We have lofty goals for this season, so we couldn’t and didn’t want to lose him. The offer was alluring economically speaking, but the sports aspects always come first for us.”

Our Take on the Inter Defense

The Nerazzurri probably won’t find somebody as good as Skriniar since they won’t be able to splurge and should definitely double dip. A solid Serie A specialist like Rodrigo Becao and a high-profile prospect is the ideal way to go.

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