While the squad has already returned to training, Inter are also busy off the pitch as they monitor the situation of Dries Mertens. The Nerazzurri are in fact waiting for signs from the Belgian striker, who will be out of his contract with Napoli at the end on next June.
The player has not given his greenlight to Inter's offer, as staying at Napoli is his top priority at the moment. The question about the future of the 33-year-old is in Napoli's president Aurelio De Laurentiis, who knows what steps he would have to take to keep the Belgian at the club. However, as the time goes on, the possibility of an agreement on a contract extension seems more distant. Should Napoli accept the player's terms, then Mertens would be open to stay, however pessimism around the extension is getting more palpable with Inter ready to close the deal in case the former PSV striker gave his final nod to a move to the Nerazzurri.
On the outgoings front, Bayern have not exercised his option to redeem Ivan Perisic sporting rights, for the sum that the two clubs had already agreed upon of €20 million. The German club have asked Inter for more time to evaluate the impact of the current Covid emergency and the condition of the 1989-born Croatian who has just returned from an ankle injury. The talks between clubs, which have an excellent relationship, will continue but Bayern knows that Inter are not willing to lower their demands.
Finally, the Nerazzurri have set their sights on Panathinaikos young right back Giorgios Vagiannidis. The 17-year-old has already played 17 games with the Greek side, scoring five goals, and will be out of his contract in June. Inter are interested in signing him, but they will have to compete with Monaco to land the deal.