Inter Already Preparing Succession Plan on Right Wing

Inter need to negotiate some more with Club Brugge to sign Tajon Buchanan, but his arrival doesn’t seem in jeopardy, and they are thinking long-term about their right flank, as the future of Denzel Dumfries is uncertain given a seesawing negotiation to prolong his contract, TuttoSport informs (via OneFootball).

His deal expires in June 2025, and the parties aren’t close to an agreement. His camp has demanded €5M annual wages, and the hierarchy considers the request excessive. If the impasse doesn’t get solved before the end of the season, he’ll be sold to the highest bidder next summer.

Inter plot to move up their plan to substitute for Dumfries down the line by acquiring Buchanan in January. Despite the optimism, the clubs haven’t come to terms yet. The Nerazzurri offered €6M, while the Belgian outfit wants €10M. They will likely meet halfway through some bonuses.

Should the Dutchman leave, they’ll go with Buchanan and either Matteo Darmian or Mattia Zanotti along with him. The former would be able to play there regularly if they signed Tiago Djaló. Instead, the youngster is showing well with FC St. Gallen. They hope he can replicate Federico Dimarco’s trajectory.

Our Take on Inter, Buchanan, and Dumfries

They had devised something similar with Ivan Perisic and Robin Gosens on the other wing in the past year, and their strategy got derailed entirely, but Dimarco flourishing into a stellar contributor offset their fumble. For now, they should be content with completing the first step without delays or overspending.

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