Inter Milan are considering a shocking move for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp amid uncertainty over Simone Inzaghi’s long-term future, according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
The Nerazzurri narrowly missed out on the Serie A title to local rivals AC Milan last season, but have struggled to keep pace with Napoli this season.
Inter are currently second in the league, but the Scudetto is firmly out of their reach, with Napoli opening up an 18-point gap at the top of Serie A.
Inter’s current economic situation is not ideal. With the club needing to balance their books, they have set a top-four finish as a primary target for Inzaghi this season – so much so that the Italian’s long-term future depends on it.
Last weekend’s 1-0 loss to Bologna sent shockwaves throughout the club, with reports claiming a crisis meeting was called to ensure they bounce back from the shocking defeat.
Inter are level on points with Milan and two ahead of fourth-placed Lazio. But AS Roma and Atalanta are also vying for a place in next season’s Champions League, and they are not far away.
They still have faith in Inzaghi but have begun drawing up a shortlist of potential replacements if the former Lazio manager fails to achieve the target.
Bologna head coach Thiago Motta is one of the names touted. The Italian has the Rossoblu fans dreaming of a possible place in Europe. They are seventh in Serie A, six points off the Europa Conference League qualification place.
Inter are also eyeing Brighton & Hove Albion manager Roberto De Zerbi, who is attracting interest from several clubs after impressing in England. They could look to bring the former Sassuolo boss back to the Italian top flight.
However, they are also weighing up an ambitious move for Klopp, but only if he decides to leave Anfield at the end of the season.
They would also require more financial backing to pull off the audacious move amid reports of an impending takeover from an American consortium.
Liverpool have underperformed this season, but while Klopp has reiterated his desire to remain with the Merseyside club beyond next summer, it is unclear if a move to Italy would appeal to him.
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