West Ham, Newcastle reach out to €20m defender unwanted by Inter Milan

Date published: Sunday 6th September 2020 5:52 - Samuel Bannister

West Ham and Newcastle are interested in Inter Milan full-back Dalbert, according to reports in Italy.

Dalbert was once thought to be a target for the likes of Liverpool back when he played for Nice, but he moved to Inter instead.

His time in Serie A has not been a great success, though, and he spent last season – his third since joining Inter – out on loan at Fiorentina.

The Brazilian full-back made 34 appearances for Fiorentina, but has now returned to Inter. However, he could soon be on the move again.

According to FCInterNews, Dalbert has two admirers in the Premier League. Both West Ham and Newcastle are weighing up bids for him.

Newcastle have identified Dalbert as a potential alternative to their main target at left-back, Sassuolo’s Rogerio. However, Dalbert would be more expensive.

Rogerio would cost around €14m, whereas Inter are holding out for €20m for Dalbert.

The defender is not part of Antonio Conte’s plans at San Siro, though, so could look for a new adventure in England.

The Premier League pair have reportedly reached out to intermediaries to see if Dalbert would consider joining them. After rejecting some offers from Turkey, the left-back is looking for a club that will give him plenty of opportunities.

He could even return to Fiorentina, but the Serie A side are unwilling to meet the asking price. Therefore, either West Ham or Newcastle could take advantage.


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