The Nerazzurri have already spent big on Geoffrey Kondogbia, Miranda and Jeison Murillo but they are now hunting attacking talent
Inter director general Marco Fassone has confirmed the Serie A team’s interest in Mohamed Salah, Ivan Perisic and Ervin Zukanovic, declaring their summer spending spree only half finished.
The Nerazzurri have already signed midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia from Monaco for €40 million, as well as strengthening their backline with the acquisitions of Miranda (€15m) and Jeison Murillo (€8m), and a loan deal for Martin Montoya.
However, Fassone has revealed that Inter will continue to splash the cash before the transfer market closes at the end of August, admitting that Chelsea-owned Salah, Wolfsburg striker Perisic and Chievo defender Zukanovic are on their wishlist.
“We’re happy with the work done up until this point, but it’s only July 9, so we still have another 50 days,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s only a job half done. We want to finish it in the best way possible.
“Perisic, Salah, Zukanovic? You know the names. We want to complete the departments in which we’re not fully covered. The attack is the priority. We’re lacking from a numbers point of view.”
Inter’s pursuit of Salah has provoked an angry response from Fiorentina, who are furious that the winger refused to return to the Artemio Franchi for pre-season training in favour of returning to parent club Chelsea in the hope of persuading the Blues to sell him to Nerazzurri.
Viola vice-president Paolo Panerai accused the San Siro side of a lack of transparency in their transfer deals, claiming that they should already have been regulated for breaking Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
Inter replied by stating their willingness to defend their name by whatever means necessary and Fassone is now hoping that everyone involved can soon put the matter behind them.
“Salah? We have already addressed this. The club has taken a strong position,” he added.
“We were disappointed to become involved in a situation that does not concern us.
“We’re not at the window waiting for the situation to resolve itself. Indeed, We hope that it can be resolved quickly.”