Inter Milan eye Koulibaly as they are searching for a replacement for Milan Skriniar. The Slovenian defender has been absent from the squad for the past few months, and Darmian has excelled in his role. However, Inter want more defensive cover going into the next season. Koulibaly’s profile is similar to Skriniar, as he is a tenacious defender and a leader at the back. Also, the Senegal defender has enough experience in Serie A, so he will have no issues settling into the squad.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Koulibaly is Inter’s priority target to improve the defense. Inter are discussing other players in the meeting as well. Chelsea are pushing for Chaloblah, who can play in that position. However, Koulibaly has relevant experience and will bolster their backline. Meanwhile, Chelsea want Onana in return and have been pushing for this transfer for a while now. Inter will not sell the former Ajax keeper until a good offer arrives.
Inter eye Koulibaly and discuss Romelu Lukaku’s future
The Nerazzurri will discuss potentially extending the Belgian striker’s loan deal. They do not have the option to make his transfer permanent. Lukaku is under scrutiny for his underwhelming performance in the Champions League final, but Inter are willing to keep him for another year. Also, Chelsea do not have the Belgian striker in their plans.
Both Inter and Chelsea have a good relationship and are willing to do business this summer. So the Blues hope to snatch Onana, who has been one of the best keepers this season. The Cameroonian keeper played a huge role in taking Inter to the finals of the Champions League. City boss Guardiola praised him before and after the Champions League final. A direct swap of Onana and Koulibaly is on the cards, as the directors will soon have a meeting.