Totteham Hotspur’s flying winger Aaron Lennon is a summer transfer target for Italian giants Internazionale.
The current Italian and European champions have earmarked a deal for the England winger, after all but admitting defeat in their pursuit of his club team-mate Gareth Bale, having been quoted a fee in the region of £50m for the Welsh winger.
Nonetheless, England winger Lennon is seen as a cheaper, yet equally as talented alternative, and the Italian club have been impressed with his performances in this seasons Champions League, most notably his performance during Spurs 1-0 win over AC Milan at the San Siro.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp won’t be keen on selling Lennon, who joined Spurs as a precocious 18-year-old for the paltry fee of £1m, and is under no pressure to sell.
But Inter are willing to compete with fellow Italian club Juventus, who have been reported as contenders for his signature, to take the player, and believe that their recent history would give them the advantage should the player indicate he would be keen to move to Italy.
Moreover, Leonardo, the Inter manager, is keen on adding width and pace to his side, as he looks to adapt the current Inter strategy.
Since the Brazilians arrival in December, following the tumultuous six-month reign of Rafa Benitez, Inter have mainly employed a 4-3-1-2 formation. However a severe lack of width pace, and the ability to get down the sides of defences has hampered Inter, leaving them trailing rivals Milan in Serie A, and it is something that a move for the 23-year-old would re-address.