Inter are on alert after Borussia Monchengladbach made forward Marcus Thuram available for transfer in January, but they must hold off competition from Premier League side Manchester United.
According to German outlet Bild, Gladbach have decided to cash in on the France international during the winter transfer window rather than lose him for free at the end of the season.
Thuram has made clear his intention to leave Die Fohlen when his contract expires, and Inter have been tracking him for some time since it became apparent that he would not pen new terms with his current club.
Thuram came on in the first half for France in the 2022 World Cup final and helped his team get back into the game, ultimately losing to Argentina on penalties.
Manchester United lead the race
After a stellar season in the Bundesliga, it is reported that Gladbach are resigned to being without their star attacker next season, but are willing to sell up in January for €12 million.
Although Inter had been eyeing an agreement with Thuram to secure him for the end of the season, the growing interest from Premier League club Manchester United, as well as Serie A rivals Napoli, could see them expedite this.
Indeed, it is suggested that the Red Devils are currently the favourites, and will make a concerted push to bring Thuram to England in January.
Inter‘s position has been weakened by limited room for manoeuvre in the transfer market, with the Biscione expected to have to make sales before they can commit to incoming deals.
Lethal Thuram the answer for Inzaghi
With Edin Dzeko approaching his 37th birthday, Romelu Lukaku struggling for form and fitness, and Joaquin Correa failing to make his mark, coach Simone Inzaghi has been looking to bolster his attacking options.
Thuram, the son of Juventus and Parma great Lilian, has taken the Bundesliga by storm this season after being converted from a winger into a forward, resulting in 13 goals from just 17 league games.