Inter are working in order to give Conte the reinforcements that he publicly asked for and the two main options at the moment are Olivier Giroud for the attack and Rodrigo De Paul for the midfield. Contacts have been held between the club and the parties involved in order to assess the feasibility of the deals.
Chelsea's Olivier Giroud is the name on the top of Antonio Conte's list for the attack, as the coach already knows him from his time at Stamford Bridge. The Nerazzurri held a meeting with the Frenchman's agents and the parties are now making evaluations on the figures of the possible deal. The striker has asked for a two-year and a half contract until June 2022, with the parties waiting to understand Chelsea's stance on the matter. Giroud's contract is set to expire next June and, in order to buy him, Inter will have to figure out what the asking price is and if Chelsea would be willing to let a player go, given the impossibility to buy a replacement due to the transfer ban. The former Arsenal striker is being also monitored by Borussia Dortmund and Milan, with the latter manifesting their interest in the striker for the first time on Wednesday (while they also continue in their negotiations with Ibrahimovic), but they seem to be behind the other contenders at the moment.
For the midfield, Inter have individuated in De Paul the right player to bolster the team in the central zone of the pitch. The club has held contacts with the Argentinian's agents, with the player more than open to consider the possibility of a move to the Nerazzurri. The club will now open the negotiations with Udinese, which set an asking price of at least 35 million last summer.