Stefano Pioli has asked Inter to sign Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain or Napoli’s Dries Mertens, according to reports.

The Nerazzurri are fighting to get into the Champions League this season, but the long-term plan of Suning Group is to compete for the Scudetto.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the Coach and the club hierarchy started planning for the summer transfer market after the defeat at home to Roma.

It’s thought Pioli has requested PSG winger Di Maria, and while no official approach has yet been made, there have been tentative enquiries.