Inter to Consider Atalanta Defender as a Fallback Plan

While they have not given up, Inter are far less certain of landing Bremer than in previous weeks and are eyeing Merih Demiral as a potential alternative. The negotiation with PSG for Milan Skriniar will continue, but Nerazzurri are determined to get at least €70M, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

At this point, it is no longer a foregone conclusion that the Slovakian international will depart. The player came to terms with the French champions but would be happy to stay. The management will eventually quickly offer him a new contract as his current one runs out in 2023.

Inter are doing their due diligence, and they would target Demiral if they had a hole to fill in the back. They had touched base for him when it was unclear whether Atalanta would buy him out from Juventus. They eventually did for €20M. But they are open to selling if it allows them to turn in a small profit.

Coach Gian Piero Gasperini reportedly does not consider the Turk a clean fit next to José-Luis Palomino, and he prefers the Argentine. In addition, La Dea is very keen on Andrea Pinamonti. The striker reciprocates the sentiment even though he has plenty of offers. A swap deal could be relatively easy to arrange.

Our Take on Inter Tracking Demiral

We are not fully privy to the financial needs of the club, but if they missed out on Bremer, which is looking increasingly likely, they would be better off keeping Skriniar. The Brazilian is the only adequate replacement at a reasonable price. The Atalanta defender or other options such as Nikola Milenkovic or Manuel Akanji are clearly a notch below. They could compensate by signing two and having more depth, but their XI would be weakened.