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Milenkovic, Akanji, Demiral: Inter's list of Bremer alternatives

Milenkovic, Akanji, Demiral: Inter's list of Bremer alternatives
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Juventus have beaten Inter to the signing of Torino defender Gleison Bremer, but the Nerazzurri are already lining up plenty of alternatives for this window.

One of their primary targets is Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic according to Fabrizio Romano, after Inter opened talks to sign the Serbian, as his contract with the Viola is expiring in 2023, making him a cheaper alternative.

As a result, Inter are exploring the possibility of making Milenkovic their latest summer signing, after Romelu Lukaku, Kristjan Asllani, Raoul Bellanova, Andre Onana, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan already arrived this window.

Additionally, Inter are also monitoring the situation of Borussia Dortmund centre-back Manuel Akanji, who is out of contract in 2023, according to Ekrem Konur.

However, Akanji is wanted by a host of other European sides, and it remains to be seen how much Dortmund would want for him.

After missing out on Bremer, Inter are keen to keep Milan Skriniar, especially since his move to Paris Saint-Germain, which was practically sealed, has now stalled.

However, Inter are still preparing themselves for the possibility of either him or Stefan de Vrij leaving the club, and Repubblica (via Sempre Inter) are reporting that they are open to signing Merih Demiral from Atalanta on a swap deal, with Andrea Pinamonti going the other way.

Simone Inzaghi wants the Turkish defender, after being left frustrated by the inaction surrounding Bremer's move. Demiral only joined Atalanta permanently this month for €20 million after a successful season-long loan deal.

Whoever Inter opt for, they need to strengthen the area, which is so crucial to Inzaghi's system, with Skriniar, de Vrij, Alessandro Bastoni, Danilo D'Ambrosio, and Federico Dimarco being the only players capable of playing the position in the current squad. With Skriniar and de Vrij's futures still uncertain, and D'Ambrosio and Dimarco not being natural centre-backs, Bastoni might be the only senior centre-back still at the club by the end of the window.


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