Friday, 12th July, 2013
Inter Milan have not been short of summer arrivals this year, but the Serie A giants are hitting a brick wall in their attempts to secure at least one right-sided specialist.
Walter Mazzarri’s side have identified two targets in this area, with Juventus’ Mauricio Isla and Paris Saint-Germain’s Gregory van der Wiel.
Their efforts have so far come to nothing, but while sporting director Piero Ausilio was not losing hope on either player, the tide is moving towards Van der Wiel.
Isla bagged 152 appearances during his time at Udinese, and his one season so far at Juventus has only yielded 20 games in total.
It makes him an ideal target for Inter, but Ausilio told reporters: "We are in talks with Juventus, but everyone is keeping their cards close to their chest.
"They have a certain expectation for their player and we have another."
The last statement could point to a financial disagreement and, as if leaning towards a backup, Inter have looked at a loan move for Van der Wiel, currently contracted at PSG until 2016.
"There are no deadlines, but we continue to look around us, both in Italy and abroad", Ausilio added. "We have had an open conversation with Paris Saint-Germain about him. We’re talking about a loan, so we’ll see."
Van der Wiel has also spent just a season so far with PSG, having joined from Ajax last year after six years with the senior side at the Dutch champions.
The efforts towards the latter should be made easier by the fact that PSG are keen to offload Van der Wiel after an indifferent season that saw him make just 29 appearances in all competitions.
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