Inter Continue to Keep a Watchful Eye on De Paul Too

Rodrigo De Paul would not lack options if Atletico Madrid made him available on the transfer market after just one season as, on top of Juventus, Inter are monitoring the situation as well. The Nerazzurri tracked him at length in previous years, but Udinese always asked too much for their liking.

According to FCInterNews, La Benamata inquired in January already. The Argentinian international has not hit it off with Diego Simeone and has not been a full-time starter this season. Still, the Colchoneros quickly rebuffed them as they wanted to protect their €35M investment.

The Spanish club could be more open to negotiating in the summer. Juventus and Inter would be ready to pounce if De Paul asked out. Both have arranged deals with peculiar formulas with Atletico Madrid in the recent past. The two Serie A sides will be in talks with them again soon. Juventus are discussing the future of Alvaro Morata, while the Rojiblancos are one of top suitors for Lautaro Martinez.

Inter will be on the prowl for midfielders in the next window, and De Paul would be a high-end addition. They will bid farewell to Matias Vecino, whose contract runs out in June. Arturo Vidal is on the chopping block as well, so the Nerazzurri would have to replenish the position. The 27-year-old has featured in 43 matches thus far, starting 26 times between La Liga and Champions League. He has tallied just two goals and two assists, failing to replicate the numbers he had put up at Udinese.