Lazio forward Joaquin Correa only wants a move to Inter but he may not get his wish this month.
As reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Nerazzurri want to sign a second striker after completing the deal for former Roma man Edin Dzeko and have identified both Correa and Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne as their top options.
Coach Simone Inzaghi‘s preferred choice is the 27-year-old Argentinian forward, but the nature of his departure from the Biancocelesti to the Nerazzurri may block the deal.
President Claudio Lotito still feels betrayed by Inzaghi’s behaviour, and so the relationship between the two clubs is incredibly fractured at the moment.
Despite this, Inter‘s interest in Correa is serious, and Lazio are not in a position to miss out on a sale. The Biancocelesti need to unblock the liquidity ratio soon if they are to both register their new signings and secure new players before the end of this month.
Lotito wanted to sell Correa for €40 million but it’s clear that the Nerazzurri will not match that request. It’s more likely that Inter will start from a basic offer of €20 million, which is likely to grow a little as talks develop.
Currently, it’s difficult to imagine what figure will be agreeable for both sides, and so developments may be a little slow as Inter move cautiously, looking to invest their post-Romelu Lukaku funds well.