Inter to assess other center-back options before making a final move for Acerbi. The Nerazzurri are waiting to make a final transfer as they are looking for other options in the market. Acerbi is willing to come to Inter after rejecting other offers, but Inter have put him on standby. The Nerazzurri are searching for better alternatives under their financial constraint. Manuel Akanji and Trevoh Chalobah are some other options that Inter have currently.
Acerbi will be a good addition to the squad as he will settle seamlessly. The Italian defender already knows Inzaghi’s system and is a veteran in Serie A. But he is a short-term solution for Inter this season because of his age. So Inter are assessing other players that can fulfill the role and help them in the future as well. Akanji certainly is an ideal option, but Inter are not willing to match his asking price of €15 million. The Nerazzurri are thinking of getting him on a free transfer next season as he is not going to renew his contract. But Inter will face competition with other clubs that are looking to sign him.
Inter to assess other options before signing Acerbi on loan
Lazio and Inter have an agreement in place, but Inter are working on other deals first. The Nerazzurri see Trevoh Chalobah as a perfect player for their defense. The English defender can slot in at any of the positions in the back three. So Inzaghi will have the luxury of rotating his key players and keeping them fit for important games.
But Chelsea will first sign a defender before letting him go to another club. Also, the Blues would like Inter to give Chalobah regular game time. Inter have issues in defense as they get hurt in the counter often. So Inzaghi needs a center back to help him in improving the back three.