Serie A giants Inter Milan eye a double swoop for the summer transfer session, according to shock claims from Italy
Although they seem to be on the verge of securing the Champions League promotion for the second season in a row, the Nerazzurri are facing another trophyless season.
Desperate to return to the top of domestic and international football, the 2009-10 Champions League winners are looking to bolster their squad at the end of the season.
If the claims from the Italian publication Calciomercato are to be true, Giuseppe Marotta and his co-workers have labeled the Croatian duo Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric as top targets for the summer transfer window.
Real Madrid star was reportedly close to landing at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza last summer, but Florentino Perez has eventually shot down the operation.
However, the Ballon d’Or winner may depart Spain’s capital considering he turns 34 in a few months and is hungry for a new challenge.
Meanwhile, Rakitic could leave Barcelona after five years of service, as he is expected to see his first-team opportunities restricted by the arrival of Ajax prodigy Frenkie de Jong.
Inter already have three Croatians on their books, with all, Ivan Perisic, Marcelo Brozovic, and Sime Vrsaljko trying to persuade their fellow international colleagues to swap La Liga for Serie A.