Inter Exec Ausilio Embarks on Madrid Mission to Test Waters

Inter director Piero Ausilio is currently in Madrid for the return legs of the Champions League quarter-finals and to tend to some transfer market matters. He was on the stands Real-Chelsea yesterday and will watch Atletico-Manchester City today.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the sporting director is gathering intel on the interest in Lautaro Martinez. Several agents and emissaries of clubs traveled to the Spanish Capital this week. The Nerazzurri will need to make a profit in the summer window. Cashing in on the Argentian ace, and replacing him with Paulo Dybala on a free, would be the most straightforward way.

Atletico Madrid are keen on him, but Inter want €70-80M to part ways with their star. They are more likely to obtain such sum from a Premier League side. The Nerazzurri have yet to decide whom they will sell, and the market will dictate it.

The executive will also use the trip to inquire about potential targets. According to TuttoSport, Inter are keeping tabs on Real Madrid outcasts Luka Jovic and Dani Ceballos. The Serbian striker has already been on their radar in the past. He would be a relatively cheap option to back up Edin Dzeko.

The Spanish midfielder would fill the void behind Marcelo Brozovic. The Nerazzurri are also pursuing Leandro Paredes for such role, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. He is likely to leave PSG, and his price tag is around €15M. He wishes to return to Serie A and would be able to play as a box-to-box too.