Inter are considering turning their attentions to Parma midfielder McDonald Mariga after failing to capture Lazio's Cristian Ledesma, according to tuttomercatoweb. The 22-year-old was a pivotal member in Parma's rise from Serie B last season and is considered a rising African star.
One possibility is that the clubs will include the former Helsingborg player in a deal for Inter-owned playmaker Luis Jimenez. The Chilean has reportedly ended his loan spell at West Ham prematurely to join the Gialloblu on loan for the second half of the season.
The latest speculation is that Inter will offer Parma Jimenez and Jonathan Biabiany, who is already on loan at the Tardini, on a permanent basis in exchange for the hard-working midfielder.
Nerazzurri boss Jose Mourinho reportedly still wants to strengthen his squad ahead of their Champions League encounter with Chelsea, as the team have been hit by a spate of injuries in midfield recently.
Mariga has featured nine times in Serie A for Parma this season.