Inter Milan Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of August 12
Inter Milan are in the process of rebuilding under the tutelage of Walter Mazzarri.
But potentially bigger than the appointment of the former Napoli manager, is the sale of 70 percent of the club to Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir.
Thohir is set to buy 70 percent of Massimo Moratti's shares for €300 million, according to ESPN.
The lengthy process for the sale might explain Inter's relatively quiet activity in the transfer market.
The Nerazzurri have a net spend of less than £15 million this summer, and if the details can be ironed out shortly in Thohir's takeover, a late foray into the market could take place.
Here are some of the names doing the rounds with a few weeks left in the window.
Samuel Eto'o, Anzhi
Samuel Eto'o could make a shock return to Inter Milan after Anzhi decided to make a drastic change in their policy.
The Russian club have decided to invest in youth, rather than the vast fees spent on the continent's best talent.
Eto'o, naturally, as the biggest earner in world football, could be expendable.
The Nerazzurri, of course, could not dream of matching the Cameroonian's wages, but reports from RMC Sport (via Football Italia) suggest the player is "ready for notable economical sacrifices."
Eto'o enjoyed a hugely successful spell in Milan from 2009-2011, scoring 53 goals in 103 matches.
If Eto'o returned to Serie A, Walter Mazzarri might fancy his chances of pulling off—what was unthinkable a week ago—a top three place.
Daryl Janmaat, Feyenoord
Daryl Janmaat has dampened reports that Inter Milan have registered an interest in his services.
The Dutch international revealed, "I've heard the talk about Inter's interest for me, but for the moment there has been nothing concrete," (per Sky Sports).
The former Heerenveen right-back joined De Stadionclub last year and has broken into the Dutch national team.
Inter's interest in a right-back is understandable—Brazilian Jonathan is hardly convincing in his role as a defender—so Mazzarri has to push Yuto Nagatomo onto the right wing, with Alvaro Pereira taking the place on the left.
Diego Laxalt has been drafted in this summer, but the Uruguayan U-20 international is not deemed ready to command a starting place just yet.
With wide areas, such a vital part to the system Mazzarri deployed at Napoli, we can expect Inter to strengthen in this department.
Gaston Ramirez, Southampton
Gaston Ramirez will not be moving to Inter this summer, according to Mauricio Pochettino.
Ramirez has not shone since his move from Bologna, but the 22-year-old has featured prominently for Uruguay, and Pochettino hoped that this will be the year that he can shine.
After a sensational spell in Serie A with the Felsinei, Italian clubs, they have been linked over the past six months with a move for the former Penarol starlet.
Inter are well stocked in the attacking areas, though, acquiring youngsters Mauro Icardi and Ishak Belfodil to give the Nerazzurri a fresh look for the upcoming season.
The right-back will surely be loaned out to gain further experience though, with the player's preference said to be Inter Milan.
His agent, Federico Moraes, when pressed on a deal between the two clubs, told FCInterNews, "we've already agreed everything."
Wallace will look to compete for a start, with Alvaro Pereira most vulnerable. If the Uruguayan makes way, Yuto Nagatomo would switch to the left to make room for the Blues youngster.