Inter Milan are closing in on the signing of Italian striker Gianluca Scamacca on a permanent deal from West Ham United this summer, as per Fabrizio Romano.
West Ham striker Scamacca has indicated his interest in a return to his native Italy after enduring an injury-hit debut season in the Premier League, scoring only three league goals for the Hammers as they struggled domestically.
Inter Milan are in the hunt for a new striker this summer following the return of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea and their subsequent inability to agree a deal to bring him back to their club. The Nerazzurri have had a bid of £17m plus add-ons turned down for the striker and are prepared to launch another bid worth around £21.3m as they are keen to sign the 24-year-old.
West Ham will only allow Scamacca to leave this summer for £25.5m and are prepared to take a significant hit to sell the striker. The Italy international has made his intentions known as he wishes to play in his country once more.
Inter Milan turn attention to Gianluca Scamacca
Despite talk of AS Roma agreeing a deal for him, Inter Milan have pushed hard for Scamacca as he is seen as an attainable target this summer for them. The Nerazzurri cannot afford Arsenal’s asking price for Folarin Balogun or Lille’s for Jonathan David.
Inter Milan are in need of a new striker going into the new season following the exits of Lukaku and Edin Dzeko. They have signed Marcus Thuram, but need to add another body in attack.
The Nerazzurri have to work with a limited budget as they try to wrest the Scudetto from Napoli, but have to be wary of rivals AC Milan, who have spent big.