Inter Joining In The Gimenez Race
Inter are reportedly also interested in Atletico Madrid’s center-back Jose Gimenez, but they face competition from Manchester City and Juventus.
The 22-year-old has not played regularly for Diego Simeone’s team this season, where he has only made four appearances in La Liga.
His contract will expire at the end of the season, but it is believed he approached a contract extension agreement until 2022, with his clause reaching 60 million Euros.
However, the Nerazzurri media reported that sporting director Piero Ausilio was keen to have the defender’s signature, and he was given the green light from the Suning Group owner.
Given the lack of time playing Gimenez, Beneamata hopes to lower the price, although he still will not be able to get out cheaply.
The deal is felt to be impossible in January, so Inter will likely wait until the summer, where they can face competition from Manchester City.
In addition, it is thought that the Old Lady is an admirer of Gimenez and has been monitoring the situation for some time.