Erik Lamela is once again being linked with a return to Italy.

Ever since the Argentine swapped AS Roma for Tottenham he’s been linked with a transfer back to Serie A. Whilst there’s never been a shortage of Italian interest in the Argentine, it’s quite another thing finding clubs who feel they could afford the deal.

Tuttosport report, in their Tuesday edition, that Lamela remains a ‘great objective’ for Inter Milan, and but even seriously considering how an approach would be made has to wait for the end of the season.

Inter need to secure Champions League participation to be confident of being able to afford the player’s transfer fee and wages, and that goes for their other main objectives too.

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It’s not only the money aspect which is so crucial to Inter, but also the attraction that being in the Champions League brings for a player.

Should he leave Tottenham, Lamela wouldn’t want to be taking a step down, and Inter will believe that the combination of their intended Serie A improvement and a CL place could do the trick.

Currently fifth in Serie A, albeit with a game in hand, Inter Milan have some work to do.