Inter Unlikely to Acquire M’Gladbach and Sassuolo Strikers in January

Inter attempted to purchase Marcus Thuram in the summer. However, he sprained his knee while the two clubs were negotiating. Moreover, the Nerazzurri always seemed keener on Joaquin Correa. They might have used the Frenchman as a smokescreen to convince Lazio to lower their demands.

Max Eberl, the director of Borussia Moenchengladbach, confirmed the talks to Bild: “Inter really chased after Thuram in the last window, and their offer was serious. However, he was not fully convinced to leave. We evaluated the bid, but we wanted to keep him. Then, he picked up an injury. I do not think he will move in January, as it would not be in the best interest of the club.”

Inter eventually reached an agreement with Lazio for Correa. They might continue reworking their frontline in early 2022. They are looking for a striker that could back up Edin Dzeko. The Nerazzurri could make an addition especially if they parted ways with Alexis Sanchez, as rumored. They have shortlisted Luka Jovic for the role and will focus primarily on potential outcasts from top teams, Tuttomercatoweb reports.

Inter pursued Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca in the near past. However, Sassuolo ruled out selling them in January as well. Director Giovanni Carnevali told the press over the weekend: “We never really considered letting Giacomo Raspadori go, neither in the summer nor in the winter. The Nerazzurri indeed inquired about him. However, we intend to keep our young players. We sold Francesco Caputo specifically so they could have more minutes.”