On Monday we covered claims from Italy that Malang Sarr is edging towards a January switch to Inter Milan.

It was explained that after being left out of Thomas Tuchel’s squad for the match against Manchester United, the defender travelled to Milan on Sunday and was in talks with Inter over a winter switch.

The move would initially be on a loan basis, with a potential right to buy put at around €15m.

Those claims were later questioned elsewhere in Italy, although it was made clear Inter are keen on signing a defender. We suggested that the confusion could be a result of the player’s agent, Federico Pastorello, pushing his client towards Inter, rather than the Serie A club making moves themselves.

Gazzetta dello Sport now somewhat back that up, explaining Pastorello, who also represents Romelu Lukaku, is ‘looking’ for a new home for Sarr in the January window.

The agent has proposed the Chelsea squad player to Inter, however, Gazzetta then add that Inter are ‘making it known’ they’re not currently interested. Pastorello, therefore, may have to look elsewhere, with it explained Sarr’s need for a new club is ‘urgent’.