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December 6, 2023

Inter Milan Could Be Forced To Bring In Another Striker As Francesco Acerbi Resumes Training

Written By Onyeka Daniel

This year’s summer transfer window officially closed on the 1st of September for top European countries, ending the timeframe for clubs to be able sign players, but clubs from Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Turkey and Portugal can still sign players for a few more weeks.

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But for Italian side, Inter Milan, for them to be able to sign a player at this point, they will have to bring in a player that is not contracted to any club or wait until January before being able to strengthen their squad.


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After signing as many as three new strikers for Simone Inzaghi, to make it four strikers that they usually have for a season, it looks like the Nerazzurri may soon be forced into a situation that will require them to look into the free agents markets for another striker.

New Inter signing Alexis Sanchez is dealing with a medical mystery while on international duty for Chile, with reports he is suffering from a form of anaemia, this is according to a new report.

The 34-year-old joined Inter as a free agent after leaving Olympique Marseille in the final days of the transfer window. He has not yet been called up for the Nerazzurri in Serie A, but did make the journey to Chile for international duty.

There is some concern around Alexis Sanchez ahead of the matches against Uruguay and Colombia, as coach Eduardo Berizzo hinted in his press conference. “We are evaluating his condition. He has undergone tests and we want to be cautious about his physical situation.”

According to Sky Sport, there are some worrying test results suggesting his red blood cell count is lower than expected. This would suggest a form of anaemia and the medics are trying to find out what is causing these results.

Sanchez returned to Inter for a second stint, as he had already been at the club from 2019 to 2022, when terminating his contract by mutual consent to join Olympique Marseille.

Should he become unavailable for the manager, the Nerazzurri will be left with just Lautaro Martinez, Marcus Thuram and Marko Arnautovic upfront, so the club will either have to bring in a free agent or promote one player from the academy.

It could also force Inzaghi to reevaluate his formation, deciding to play with just one striker while overloading the midfield, the position where he has more players, as they were forced to leave out Stefano Sensi from their UCL squad due to the excess number of players in that department.


There’s some good news for the manager ahead of the derby showdown against city rivals, AC Milan as more players that are injured seems to be recovering during the international break.

First, it was Sensi, and now, Italy defender, Francesco Acerbi has now made his return to the rest of the squad. With the majority of the club’s top stars on international duty, Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi only has a few players at his disposal.

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Nevertheless, the 47-year-old received a boost with Acerbi and Sensi back to training. The 35-year-old is yet to make an appearance after sustaining a muscular problem during the club’s pre-season preparations.

Therefore, Inzaghi would love to have his defensive stalwart back in the squad for the upcoming Derby della Madonnina. Inter will clash heads with crosstown rivals AC Milan straight after the international break. Stefan de Vrij has reclaimed a starting berth in Acerbi’s absence. So we shall see if the latter will prove fit enough to start the top-of-the-table Derby.

The other players who took part in Friday’s training session are Carlos Augusto, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Emil Audero, Yann Bisseck and Davy Klaassen. Players will start returning from international duty as early as next week with club captain, Martinez the last to arrive, a day before the showdown against the Rossoneri.

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