Serie A side Inter Milan are reported to be eyeing an ambitious move for Chelsea winger Victor Moses after the club struck a deal to bring in Manchester United defender Ashley Young.
FutballNews understands that Inter manager Antonio Conte is looking to sign Moses in the event of the Leonardo Spinazzola – Matteo Politano swap deal between the Nerazzurri and Roma breaks down.
Moses was a core part of Conte’s Chelsea side who lifted the Premier League title and the FA Cup n the 2016/17 season, where he played as a right wing-back to make their 3-4-3 formation so dangerous. Chelsea would be open to letting Moses leave permanently for €10m, while they would also agree to let him join temporarily until the end of the season. The Nigerian international is currently on loan with Fenerbache and has only made 6 appearances so far this season for the Turkish side.
According to Sky Sports Italia, Inter remain in talks with Roma over a swap deal with Spinazzola and Politano, however it appears the deal is under threat with a last minute change to the terms of agreement. Conte has reportedly set his sights on Moses if the two parties are unable to come to an agreement.
It has been reported that Conte wants to change the transfer deal from a loan with an obligation to buy, to a loan with the option to buy, which would turn into an obligation after Spinazzola makes 15 appearances. The two clubs are said to be arguing about what constitutes as an appearance.
Roma argue that simply stepping onto the pitch should be notched down as one appearance, whilst Inter are suggesting an appearance should consist of at least 45 minutes of match play. With January 17 being the deadline for making the deal happen, it makes sense for Conte to be eyeing up alternative options.
Sitting just two points behind leaders Juventus, any new additions in the transfer window could be the difference between pushing for the top spot and not.