Inter prepare €9m offer for Franck Tabanou

The Nerazzurri are looking to add some fresh blood to their squad this summer, and the French wing-back could be their first defensive reinforcement for the new season
By Sandro Dall'Agnol

Franck Tabanou could be on his way out of Toulouse in the summer transfer window as Inter are ready to make a move for the former France Under-21 starlet, has learned.

The Nerazzurri are keen to add a new left-back to their squad ahead of the 2012-13 campaign, and they see the 23-year-old Frenchman as the perfect signing.

Tabanou has a contract with Toulouse until the summer of 2015, but Inter are hopeful that a fee in the region of €9 million will be enough to lure him away from his current club.

Inter have been keeping tabs on the wing-back for two years and are now preparing an official bid for Tabanou as they feel he is now ready to take the step up to a more competitive league and a bigger club.

The Thiais-born Tabanou has mainly featured in midfield for Toulouse, but has also impressed at left-back on a number of occasions, and Inter see a left-sided equivalent of Maicon in the Frenchman.

Tabanou came through the ranks of the Toulouse youth academy and has made over 100 competitive appearances for the Ligue 1 side since making his official debut in 2008-09.