Inter Table Improved Bid for Marquee Goal-Getter

One way or another, Inter will get their hands on a new center-forward by the end of the summer. Numerous names are in circulation, but one stands out. Porto star Mehdi Taremi is of particular taste to Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta. 

According to French news outlet RMC Sport (via FCInterNews), the Italians have increased their offer for the 31-year-old to €25 million after Porto rebuffed their opening €20m bid. Their latest proposal still falls short of the Portuguese side’s €30m. But negotiations could continue in good faith.

Taremi checks many boxes for the type of striker Simone Inzaghi is keen to recruit. His age aside, the Iranian is a prolific goal-getter and a robust target man. He has proved his worth at Porto in the past three years, gaining status as an elite striker. Only last season, he racked up 31 goals and 14 assists in 51 appearances.

His extravagant numbers have not gone unnoticed. Inter want him or better say, need him. Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic is another potential candidate to fill the void in Inzaghi’s offensive department. But Thiago Motta’s men have slapped a €10m price tag on the veteran’s head.

Given Arnautovic’s recent proneness to injuries, it’s no wonder Inter have no interest in meeting Bologna’s demands. With the transfer window drawing to a close, time is ticking for the Nerazzurri. Their pursuit of a new center-forward needs to pick up momentum sooner rather than later.

Taremi would be a massive coup. But Inter must hurry up.

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