Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has provided updates on the club’s pursuits of Christian Eriksen, Olivier Giroud and Ashley Young. The Italian outfit are hellbent on bringing in reinforcements this month as they look to keep pace with Juventus at the summit of the Serie A table.
Top of the wish list of Inter chief Conte are Eriksen, Giroud and Young, whose futures at Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United are all up in the air.
The Italian’s pursuit of the trio was put to Marotta by Sky Sport Italia after the team’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta on Saturday afternoon.
In the cases of Young and Giroud, Marotta admitted the club are working on acquiring the duo’s services.
But when pressed on Eriksen, the former Juventus CEO dismissed suggestions a deal to sign the Dane is in the works.
“The group that exists today is first in the standings and must be respected.”
Tottenham are eager to retain Eriksen’s services to boost their chances of qualifying for the Champions League – though they are resound to the fact he wants to leave the club.
Like Tottenham, Manchester United also want to keep Young at the club. The former England international, however, has rejected the Red Devils’ offer of a new one-year deal.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is open to letting Giroud move on to pastures new and recently admitted Inter have been in contact with them about signing the former Arsenal man.
“He has been a great professional here,” Lampard said of the Frenchman earlier this week. I hold him in a lot of respect.
“Everybody is talking about it, his agent has spoken to the club.“But it’s [a deal with Inter} not done. It is not necessarily about getting someone in first.”