Inter Preparing Last-Ditch Offer for Marquee Defensive Target

Inter will reportedly lodge a last-ditch bid to lure Benjamin Pavard away from Bayern Munich after seeing their initial approach turned down by the perennial German champions. According to Tuttosport, via FCInterNewsI Nerazzurri are willing to increase their offer by €5 million to get the deal over the line.

Simone Inzaghi’s side tabled a decent-looking bid worth €25m plus another €5m in add-ons for Pavard earlier this week. However, Bayern rebuffed their opening inquiry, holding out for an eye-watering €35m asking price instead. But Inter have the player’s go-ahead.

On the evidence of his recent actions, Pavard has set his heart on moving to Giuseppe Meazza. The 27-year-old liked an Instagram post announcing a curtain-raising Serie A clash between Inter and Monza yesterday. Lautaro Martinez’s brace inspired Inzaghi’s side to a 2-0 win on day one

Now it’s time to dive back into the market to replace Milan Skriniar. But Inter won’t let negotiations drag on with the clock ticking away. Unless they can strike a deal with Bayern on short notice, I Nerazzurri will pull the plug on their pursuit of Pavard. A backup plan is already in motion.

Torino’s Perr Schuurs features at the top of Beppe Marotta’s list of targets. The Dutch prodigy took Serie A by storm after swapping Ajax for Turin last summer. Inter have identified him as an ideal contingency plan if their quest to land Pavard falls flat. 

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