Inter Revisit Spurs Youngster Given Issues for Other Targets

Inter wish to make Manuel Akanji their final purchase, but it has been challenging to come to terms with Borussia Dortmund, while it may be easier to get Japhet Tanganga from Tottenham. He remains on their radar even though he’s not a top option. Onboarding Francesco Acerbi is also more difficult than anticipated.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the directors hope to get the green light from Suning to use the money coming from the sales of Andrea Pinamonti and Cesare Casadei to buy a defender. But it’s improbable because ownership wants to turn in a profit this summer. The Borussia Dortmund wantaway has decided to join them and has just a year on his contract. But the Bundesliga side set a €20M price tag.

That’s way too high for La Beneamata. The recent proposition of an extension plus a subsequent loan is gaining traction, but only with an obligation to buy, and not a simple option. Despite their interest in Akanji, Inter aren’t too enthusiastic about such formula, which Tottenham demand for Tanganga too. The Scudetto runner-ups are willing to wait until the final days of the window, hoping to obtain more favorable terms.

Francesco Acerbi is a fallback candidate given his familiarity with Serie A and Simone Inzaghi’s schemes. On the other hand, Lazio asked for €4M to let him go. The Nerazzurri blistered at such request for a 34-year-old misfit. He would have better chances to join on a free move.

Our Take on Inter Probing Akanji and Tanganga

If those are indeed the terms for the Swiss international, they will most likely wait and sign him on a Bosman move next summer, maybe plugging the hole for this season with the Tottenham youngster on loan.

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