clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Inter Milan chasing Chelsea duo - report

Erick Thorir has apparently decided to open his pocket for some of Chelsea's players.

Claudio Villa/Getty Images

After a forgettable season in which Inter Milan finished 8th place in Serie A, the Italian giants seem ready to spend their money on new signings.

According to the Daily Mail, one of Inter Milan's targets is long-time Chelsea faithful defensive midfielder John Obi Mikel. Mikel would be a second choice signing in case that Inter Milan, who just acquired Monaco's French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia, can't take hold of Galatasaray's Felipe Melo.

Inter Milan is also in talks with attacking midfielder Juan Cuadrado according to Gianluca DiMarzio. The Italian journalist reports that with Fiorentina in advanced talks to secure Salah's definitive transfer, a window has opened to Inter Milan to swoop in for the Colombian player. The deal would be a loan with a forced option to buy, as is custom with most Italian transfers that they might consider a risky investment.

Both rumours make sense. Mikel was most recently linked with UAE club Al-Ain, but many people feel that he still has something to offer in a top European club, and Italy seems to be a perfect fit for him. As for Cuadrado, after a less than impressive Copa America showing excluding one game against Brazil his future with Chelsea doesn't look any brighter. Chelsea might be wise in trying to cut or diminish their losses after signing the player in the latest winter transfer window.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the We Ain't Got No History Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Chelsea news from We Ain't Got No History