According to reports from multiple media outlets, Inter are rivaling Roma for the transfer of Gianluca Scamacca from West Ham this summer.
Relevo and Calciomercato.com report that the Nerazzurri are holding talks with the striker, who is keen to return to Italy despite leaving Sassuolo for the Premier League last summer.
Inter are still working to bring in another striker to support Lautaro Martinez and Marcus Thuram in Simone Inzaghi’s preferred 3-5-2 formation following the departure of Edin Dzeko and the breakdown of relations with Romelu Lukaku.
Scamacca, who was sold by Sassuolo for €36 million last July, has recently removed the words “West Ham player” from his social media bio, leading many to believe a move away is imminent.
Roma, who are also in need of a striker following Tammy Abraham’s long-term injury, have also been pushing to bring Scamaccan to the Stadio Olimpico and according to previous reports, had reached a personal deal with the player.
Jose Mourinho and his team had hoped to bring Scamacca on loan with a buyout clause that would become mandatory based on performances and Champions League qualification, but Calciomercato report that West Ham are not entirely convinced by the proposal.
The Italian newspaper go on to state that Inter are in a better position to offer West Ham a more suitable deal, which could put them ahead of Roma in the race to sign Scamacca.