Inter Looking For Ways to Acquire Dortmund Wantaway

Inter have Manuel Akanji as their main defensive target and would like to sign him before deadline day, but they don’t really have a budget to do it. Still, they are trying to devise creative methods to bring him in.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the center-back himself is eager to join. He has been frozen out by Borussia Dortmund because he has refused other destinations. He has just a year on his contract. The Nerazzurri could add him on a Bosman move in 2023.

Agents and intermediaries suggested Akanji and his side added a year to his deal and then let him transfer to Inter on loan with option to buy. While such solution would satisfy the Italian club, it remains to be seen what the counterparty thinks. The idea has come up recently and is being discussed.

While Simone Inzaghi stated that signing a replacement for Andrea Ranocchia would be their final move, CEO Giuseppe Marotta wasn’t so definitive (via SportMediaset).

“His words are understandable, he’s working every day on this squad, and it’s normal for him to think that. But we also must be financially sustainable, other than competitive. There are 15 days to go, surely we will not make any revolution.”

Our Take on Inter Tracking Akanji

The rumors have been frequent, and their relentlessness is starting to look a lot like what happened with André Onana, who indeed joined on a free. That would be a great deal, but it would be even better if they managed to concoct something more immediate. He might be able to supplant the up-and-down Stefan De Vrij fairly soon.

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