Inter Milan want to sign Edinson Cavani on a free transfer this summer as they prepare for the potential departure of Lautaro Martinez to Barcelona, according to Sky in Italy.
Before now, Inter looked set to land Mertens on a free transfer but things changed completely yesterday when Napoli upped their contract extension offer and now Mertens appears to only be a step away from prolonging his stay at the Stadio San Paolo.
With Dries Mertens seemingly set to sign a contract extension with Napoli, Inter have now shifted their attention onto Paris Saint Germain forward Edinson Cavani according to a report in today’s print edition of Gazzetta dello Sport.
Cavani is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain this summer, so is free to speak to other clubs and he has also been a target for Atletico Madrid since January, as well as clubs in the Premier League.
He would like to sign a contract extension with the French capital city club but to date there is nothing on this front and perhaps never will be.
Inter are exploring possible free transfers and swap deals, with the summer transfer market expected to be heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and they are also keen on Brescia’s Sandro Tonali.
The report then goes on to add that Inter are refusing to drop their demands for striker Lautaro Martinez, who continues to be linked with a move to Barcelona.
If Barcelona manage to convince Inter to part ways with Lautaro, then the Nerazzurri club will go in for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, who has also been linked to Liverpool.
The 24-year-old German international has a release clause in his contract which will be €60 million if RB Leipzig win the Bundesliga or €50 million if they do not.
Right-back Nelson Semedo and left-back Junior Firpo are two players offered to Inter and are being assessed in regular meetings between chief executive Giuseppe Marotta and sporting director Piero Ausilio, according to Sky in Italy.