River Plate Interested in Inter’s Joaquin Correa and Franco Carboni


La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Argentine side Rover Plate are tracking Inter players Joaquin Correa and Franco Carboni. As the summer transfer window heats up, Inter are reportedly working on both incoming and outgoing deals. Amidst the potential departure of Hakan Calhanoglu, the club is also focusing on offloading players who are not part of their future plans. One club that has shown interest in Inter’s surplus talent is Argentina’s River.

According to Gazzetta, Los Millonarios has expressed interest in two Inter players: Correa and Carboni. Both players are currently not in Inter’s plans for different reasons. Correa, who spent last season on loan at Marseille, has not managed to secure a place in Inter’s attack, which has moved in a new direction. Franco Carboni, after loan spells at Monza and Ternana, has yet to make a significant impact and is seen as needing a new environment to develop further.

The situations of Correa and Carboni are quite different. Carboni, at 21 years old, still has significant potential for growth. Inter is keen on finding a suitable destination where he can maximize his development, likely through a loan deal. This would see Carboni return to Argentina, five years after leaving Lanus for Catania in 2019.

Correa’s case is more complex due to his high salary and contract, which runs until June 30, 2025. River Plate is aware of these factors and is interested in a permanent transfer. However, Inter is looking for a financial compensation, and negotiations will focus on this aspect. Both clubs are motivated to reach a positive outcome.

Inter’s management, led by sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli, are  working to finalize an agreement with River Plate. The Argentine club’s initial offer for Carboni is around €25 million plus bonuses, but Inter hopes to negotiate this down to €18-20 million, potentially including Moise Kean as part of the deal. Kean, who also has a contract expiring in 2025, has experience in Ligue 1, having scored 17 goals for PSG in the 2020-21 season.

Khephren Thuram, another target for Inter, is seen as a potential replacement for Adrien Rabiot, whose future at the club remains uncertain. The investment in Thuram, including his transfer fee and salary, would be balanced by the savings from Rabiot’s departure. However, Inter is keeping all options open, including the possibility of signing Thuram even if Rabiot stays, depending on other player sales.


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