Inter to move for Keita Balde or Gianluca Scamacca on one condition
Inter are currently targeting a move for a forward this summer, with them earmarking AS Monaco's Keita Balde and Sassuolo's Gianluca Scamacca as the likeliest options.
According to Corriere dello Sport (via SempreInter), Inter are currently looking to offload Andrea Pinamonti and one of Eddie Salcedo and Martin Satriano on season-long loans, and they will then step up their pursuit of another forward ahead of the coming season.
Simone Inzaghi reportedly wants five attacking options for next season, with Romelu Lukaku, Lautaro Martinez and Alexis Sanchez being the key members of the forward line available to the former Lazio manager.
Pinamonti is not in Inter's plans, with him set to be loaned out, while Martin Satriano and Eddie Salcedo's futures are unclear, with the expectation being that one will be loaned out, while the other is kept as backup to the other first-team forwards.
When the situation at the club is resolved, Inter will then aim to bring in a new forward, with Balde and Scamacca being highlighted as the main targets.
Balde wants to reunite with former Lazio manager Inzaghi at Inter, and with him being in the final year of his contract at Monaco, the 26-year-old hopes that he can leave the French club easier than before.
On the other hand, Scamacca has been a long-term target for Inter, yet they might find it difficult to convince Sassuolo to leave on loan with an option to buy.
Despite this, Inter have a relatively good relationship with Sassuolo, and so an arrangement could be made between the two sides, with this possibly involving some young players going to the Neroverdi in exchange for Scamacca.
Balde scored seven goals and provided two assists in 25 Serie A games while on loan at Sampdoria last season, while Scamacca managed eight goals and two assists in 26 Serie A games.