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Inter Milan Interested In Loan Deal For Injured Premier League Star

Ryan Sidle

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Inter Milan Interested In Loan Deal For Injured Premier League Star

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Inter Milan want to boost their chances of another Serie A title by signing a Premier League defender on loan this month, despite the player still being injured.

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Inter finally broke Juventus' monopoly on the Italian title last season, winning Serie A for the first time in 11 years, with the Old Lady only just making into the top four on the final day of the campaign.

Antonio Conte, Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi all subsequently left the club, even if Lukaku seemingly regrets it, with the Nerazzurri in financial difficulty, and defending the title suddenly looked unlikely.

However, they have rallied under new boss Simone Inzaghi and now lead rivals Napoli and AC Milan at the top of the table, and look set to defend their title.

Inzaghi though wants to improve his team this month, in an attempt to make sure they're champions come May, and wants to boost his options in defence.

According to a report in Italy, via FCInter News, the manager is targeting a move for Leicester City football back Timothy Castagne, despite the player being injured.

Castagne has been out since December. Image: PA Images
Castagne has been out since December. Image: PA Images

Inzaghi is still keen to bring the 26-year-old to the San Siro, having previously tried to sign him three years ago when the Italian was in charge of Lazio.

Castagne has previously played in Italy for Atalanta and would be used to the 3-5-2 system that Inter play, having fit in the same system in Bergamo.

Inter want to take him on loan until the end of the season and cover his wages, and would accept the deal including an option to buy the player at the end of the season.

The Foxes are only interested if the deal comes with an obligation for Inter to make the move permanent, so unless one side changes their stance it won't happen.

Castagne caught Inzaghi's eye when the pair were both in Italy. Image: PA Images
Castagne caught Inzaghi's eye when the pair were both in Italy. Image: PA Images

The full backs last appearance was against Liverpool in December, a game Brendan Rodgers' side won 1-0, and he has been out of action since.

Despite only being out with a dead leg initially, complications have led Castagne to be missing for a long time with Rodgers saying last week that he would be out for two months.

"He had an issue with his thigh and he needed to go and have an operation," the Foxes boss said in a pre match press conference ahead of the dramatic loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

"He had blood that normally you would ice and compress and it would go away, but the blood kept returning to his thigh, so we needed to have an operation quickly to release that, so that's put him out for a number of weeks."

Topics: Transfers, Leicester City, Premier League, Serie A, Inter Milan

Ryan Sidle
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