Inter are thinking of selling Mario Balotelli to Real Madrid, and then instigate a move for Benfica midfielder Ramires, according to Italian reports.
On Thursday Balotelli's agent said a €70 million move from Real would be a feasible solution to the striker's uncertain future, and it has led Il Corriere dello Sport to believe a deal can take off.
They claim Balotelli has called a truce with Jose Mourinho after several bust-ups at Inter last season. Mourinho used the carrot and the stick to get his striker on the straight and narrow, and they could cross paths in Madrid.
A Balotelli sale would then generate enough cash to invest further in the team. La Gazzetta dello Sport claims Ramires of Benfica and Brazil has attracted attention in Milan.
He is valued at around €15m, and new boss Rafael Benitez could sanction the move.
Meanwhile, the trail for Liverpool midfielder Javier Mascherano has gone cold, but the Nerazzurri remain hopeful their good relationship with former coach Roy Hodgson could reignite the move.
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