Inter Milan are in talks with the representatives of FC Porto striker Taremi. The Nerazzurri are looking to make a potential summer move. Inter’s interest in acquiring the Iranian forward has been widely known, with talks intensifying in recent days. Despite securing Marko Arnautovic as a striker during this summer window, Inter’s pursuit of Taremi has not gone off.
During the summer window, Inter considered recruiting Taremi but ultimately opted for Arnautovic, after considering cost-effectiveness. However, the club is now exploring the prospect of securing Taremi on a free transfer. Looking to use their strategy of acquiring quality players without transfer fees. Taremi’s contract with Porto will soon expire at the end of June, and the player is unwilling to sign an extension.
Inter in talks with Mehdi Taremi for a free transfer
The Nerazzurri’s emphasis on free-transfer deals aligns with their usual transfer strategy, and acquiring a player of Taremi’s caliber, along with Champions League experience, without incurring a transfer fee, would be a big win. While Arnautovic’s return from a thigh injury is being closely monitored. Inter are assessing whether he can reliably lead the team’s frontline.
Arnautovic’s performance in the Champions League game tonight against Benfica serves as a crucial test, determining if he is ready regarding his fitness. Meanwhile, looking at Juan Cuadrado’s situation, Inter are keen on ensuring the fitness reliability of their summer arrivals. If concerns arise about Arnautovic’s fitness, the Nerazzurri will consider signing a striker in the January transfer window. So Taremi being the primary target. However, Inter will have to negotiate with Porto, who want to keep him.
Also, if Inter look to wait until the following summer, negotiations with Porto become unnecessary. The club has already initiated talks with Taremi’s representatives, receiving regular updates from the striker’s camp. So, the Nerazzurri will have to remain proactive to secure the Iranian forward’s signature.