Should Inter fail to sign Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata then they will push to secure a deal for Lazio’s Joaquin Correa.
As reported by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today, the Nerazzurri are looking to provide coach Simone Inzaghi with two new forwards following the sale of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea. The first player, Edin Dzeko, is only a step away now from joining the Milanese outfit.
Inter’s management have identified Atalanta’s Zapata as their next target, but it may be difficult to secure him. The Bergamo-based club want around €40 million for the Colombian and may not be able to find an adequate replacement before the end of this month.
Despite this, Inter will still try to sign Zapata. Should that fail, however, then Inzaghi may get his wish and be reunited with Correa. The 26-year-old Argentinian forward asked Lazio for a move away twice in the last few months and would be happy to work with Inzaghi again.
Correa’s agent Alessandro Lucci reportedly worked on the Correa idea whilst in talks regarding Dzeko’s future, as Lucci represents both players. From this, Lucci has agreed to Correa’s personal terms with Inter, on the basis of €4 million net per season salary.
Inter have opened talks with Lazio now, who will accept an offer of around €30 million in total – €26/27 million up front and the rest as add-ons linked to results.
Selling Correa would allow the Biancocelesti to resolve their issues with the liquidity ratio, which in turn would allow them to register their new signings and finalise their contract renewals.