Arsenal, Liverpool left-back target seals €20m Inter transfer

Inter Milan have signed defender Nice left-back Dalbert for a fee of around €20million.

The full-back, who was being tracked by Arsenal and Liverpool, has signed a five-year contract after undergoing a medical in Milan.

The 23-year-old will become Inter’s fourth major summer signing after the arrivals of Matias Vecino, Milan Skriniar and Borja Valero.

“Last summer, Nice took a chance on Dalbert and it turned out to be a great decision,” an announcement on the Inter website read. “The Brazilian established himself as one of the most interesting left-backs in Ligue 1, as he made 33 league appearances; one in the French Cup and four in the Europa League.

“During this positive campaign, he was a key figure as Nice kept the pressure on Monaco and Paris Saint-Germany [sic], ultimately finishing third and securing a Champions League spot where they will now face Napoli after beating Ajax.

“Under Lucien Favre, Dalbert showed great physical and technical ability as he got up and down the flank and he came up with four assists last season. Furthermore, he was the Nice player with the most crosses (94) and the most dribble attempts (100).”