Despite losing summer acquisition Marko Arnautovic for a significant spell through injury, Inter will not look to bring in a free agent to replace him, despite an intriguing list of available options on the market.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reiterated on Monday afternoon that Inter and coach Simone Inzaghi are happy with the squad that was put together over the summer and, like Atalanta, who have lost Gianluca Scamacca and El Bilal Toure to injuries, will not look to bring in an immediate replacement.
The pink paper did, however, provide a list of options Inter could have turned to if they had decided to delve back into the free agent market.
The names mentioned include Papu Gomez, who terminated his contract with Sevilla one year early and as of yet, has not found a new home. There had been reported interest from Saudi Arabia as well as from Monza, although Adriano Galliani later denied the latter rumour.
There are also a selection of players who will be familiar with Serie A as a league, namely Felipe Caicedo, Stefano Okaka and Simone Zaza, but La Gazzetta suggests that none of them would be of particular interest to the Nerazzurri.
Also currently available are ex-Premier League stars Andre Ayew and Jesse Lingard, as is former Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi.
The most high-profile player currently without a club is former Chelsea and Real Madrid forward Eden Hazard, but the Belgium is increasingly leaning towards an early retirement according to La Gazzetta.
Instead, Inter will promote from within to replace Arnautovic, with 19-year-old Primavera striker Amadou Sarr expected to be handed an opportunity with the first team.