Inter Facing Stiff Competition for ‘Gladbach Forward

Inter are very keen on Marcus Thuram and will hold talks with his camp in Qatar to try to convince him to join, either in January or next June. The forward is on an expiring contract and told Borussia Moenchengladbach that he would not extend it, SportMediaset informs.

The Nerazzurri need to act quickly because Bayern Munich are also after the striker. He could replace Sadio Mané, who’s set to miss multiple months due to an ankle injury. They can’t compete with the Bavarians financially. However, they can promise the 25-year-old a starring role.

Inter directors Piero Ausilio and Javier Zanetti are in Doha to stay close to their players and for transfer market reasons, as they scheduled a summit with the Sports Cover agency that represents Thuram. They plot to tender a long-term contract with €5M wages, the most they can offer at this stage.

Borussia Moenchengladbach could be open to selling him in January for €10M rather than lose him for nothing, as they did with Denis Zakaria. La Beneamata doesn’t really have a budget for the next window. However, their execs could find money through some sales or by convincing president Steven Zhang to use part of next summer’s one. The sense of urgency also comes from the fact that other sides are ready to join the race, as, for instance, the deep-pocketed Newcastle, The Sun relays.

Our Take on Inter Targeting Thuram

The Nerazzurri will have to strike the right chords, as he’ll most likely receive richer proposals. Their interest is long-lived, but the pursuit is tricky. If somebody came over the top with a January bid, they wouldn’t be able to match it.

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