Inter Milan are stepping up their efforts to sign Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid, according to Il Corriere dello Sport.
The Nerazzurri have made Ivan Perisic and the Portuguese defender their primary targets, but they did not have enough funds to complete both deals.
However, with the club set to receive a windfall from Mateo Kovacic’s sale to Real Madrid, Inter can be expected to wrap up both transfers in the coming weeks.
Fabio Coentrao is desperate to leave los Blancos in search of first team football having spent last couple of years playing second fiddle to Marcelo.
The 27-year-old has been linked with a return to Benfica of late, but he is likely to be more tempted by the prospect of joining new-look Inter Milan.
The Nerazzurri kick off their Serie A campaign with a home game against Atalanta and they can be backed at 4/9 to claim maximum points.