Inter could wait it out and try to sign Edin Dzeko as a free agent next season after negotiations with Roma stalled, claim Sky Sport Italia.
Director Beppe Marotta confirmed in today’s presentation Press conference with Antonio Conte that the Dzeko talks were becoming increasingly complicated.
“It’s still something of a chess game where buyer and seller are playing with their strategy. I cannot deny Dzeko and Barella are objectives for us, the clubs are trying to find the right deal, there is a player who appreciates the destination and we are still in the negotiation phase to find a breakthrough.”
According to Sky Sport Italia, that could also mean waiting a few months and snapping up Dzeko as a free agent next summer.
The 33-year-old Bosnia international’s contract with Roma is due to expire in June 2020, which is why Inter consider the €20m asking price to be excessive.
The Nerazzurri have so far offered only €10m with the loan of a youth team player, so the two clubs are a very long way off any agreement.