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Al-Shabab keen on Inter Milan outcast Joaquin Correa

Inter Milan underachiever Joaquin Correa has drawn interest from Saudi Pro League outfit Al-Shabab amid an uncertain future at Giuseppe Meazza.

According to FCInterNews, the Argentine forward isn’t overly enthusiastic about continuing his career in the Middle East, although a significant financial offer could change his mind.

He currently earns around €3 million a year plus bonuses, but Al-Shabab reportedly want to triple his wages to make him call time on his eight-year stay in Europe.

Correa has recently emerged as a potential target for Torino as they brace themselves for life after Aleksei Miranchuk and Nikola Vlasic, with both players returning to their parent clubs this summer.

There’s another hypothesis that would facilitate the 28-year-old’s stay in Serie A, but the player won’t like the idea of being used as a makeweight in a deal to bring Carlos Augusto from Monza.

Either way, Inter have grown tired of Correa’s problems with niggling injuries and his underwhelming showings, and they’re looking to shift him off their payroll.

Despite calling off their pursuit of Chelsea misfit Romelu Lukaku, the Champions League runners-up don’t see the ex-Sampdoria man as a relevant first-team factor anymore.

Juventus have leapfrogged the Nerazzurri in the race to sign the 30-year-old, inflicting a massive blow on Simone Inzaghi’s effort to reassemble a formidable partnership between Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez.

Inzaghi was also the mastermind behind Correa’s arrival from Lazio two years ago as he agitated for the forward’s signing following the pair’s prolific time together at the Stadio Olimpico.

But like the Inter hierarchy, the Italian manager has lost faith in the injury-prone Argentine, who has rejected an offer from Fenerbahce this summer to secure his stay at Meazza.

The player hopes to change his coach’s attitude during pre-season, but he looks closer to halting his troubling stint at Inter than forming part of Inzaghi’s squad next season.

After only managing four goals in 41 competitive appearances last season, he may have to go above and beyond in the summer to convince the Nerazzurri to extend his life in Serie A.

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