Inter Bluffing with Their Reported Attempt to Sign Lorenzo Insigne?

Inter are eyeing Lorenzo Insigne, but it might only be a strategic move. The future of the Napoli captain is highly uncertain since he has only a year left on his contract. The talks to extend it have gone disastrously, and the club set a pretty low price tag for the captain.

Despite the insistent rumors, he is only a secondary target for the Nerazzurri, Corriere della Sera reports. In reality, they leaked their interest to pressure Lazio to sell Joaquin Correa. Even though the Argentinian attacker has asked out, the Biancocelesti have not reduced their demands and want €35/40M. Inter consider the sum excessive. New coach Simone Inzaghi would love to reunite with his former player, the newspaper adds.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the opening offer by the Nerazzurri for Insigne, made through some intermediaries, was Alexis Sanches and €15M. Napoli considered it ludicrous. The Italian international has received some calls from PSV and Zenit, informs. He reportedly admitted to his teammates that he might leave summer, but there is no clear frontrunner to sign him yet. Moreover, multiple outlets suggest he could stay even without getting a new deal and continue negotiating throughout the season.

Insigne is among the options to bolster the Beneamata‘s frontline, but not the top one, Gianluca Di Marzio confirms. Their priorities are Duvan Zapata and Correa. Inter believe they could easily reach an agreement with Atalanta. However, the Bergamaschi need to find a proper replacement before agreeing to part ways with their offensive linchpin.