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Inter chief Marotta acknowledges interest in Scalvini and Frattesi

Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has confirmed the club’s interest in Atalanta’s Giorgio Scalvini and Sassuolo’s Davide Frattesi.

During an interview with Italian Broadcaster Radio Anch’io Lo Sport, Marotta discussed the Nerazzurri’s tendency to focus on domestic talents despite admitting to a global scouting network. 

“We’re in a global context, and so our scouting and monitoring of players must also have a European and global reach,” he said, as relayed by FCInterNews.

“But I still have to underline the quality of Italian football, which is at the highest level.

“Frattesi and Scalvini are very interesting to us, as are some other players,” he finished. 

Despite going back-to-back Serie A seasons without winning a title, Inter have qualified for the Champions League final for the first time since 2010, testifying to their steady recovery after a decade of suffering. 

Regardless of the outcome of the Istanbul showpiece, the Nerazzurri’s impressive European run will undoubtedly increase the club’s lofty ambitions in the summer.

While keeping hold of headline performer Lautaro Martinez remains Marotta’s top priority, adding valuable pieces to Simone Inzaghi’s jigsaw in the upcoming months will be equally significant. 

A lack of financial muscle saw Inter’s hard and long pursuit of Frattesi come a cropper last summer, but they now seem ready to pay whatever it takes to prise him away from Sassuolo.

Roma and Juventus were also keen to acquire the midfielder’s signature ahead of the 2022/23 season, but the price proved too steep for the Italian powerhouses.

Manchester United could spoil the Italians’ plans to keep the 23-year-old in Serie A, having recently identified Frattesi as a fallback option in case their bid to sign Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong falls flat

As for Scalvini, he won’t come cheap either, following an eye-catching season at Atalanta. 

The 19-year-old has gained a reputation as one of the most promising defenders in Serie A, earning comparisons with famous Juventus centre-backs Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci. 

With Milan Skriniar increasingly heading towards the Giuseppe Meazza exit, Inter shouldn’t hesitate to meet whatever price tag Atalanta could put on their star in the making.

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