The Franco-Cameroonian attacker was the subject of a €9 million bid from Sunderland during the summer transfer window according to Le 10 Sport, and while that approach was rejected, the Italian giants look set to force the issue.
The French source report that while Inter are yet to make an official offer for the forward, they have been in regular contact with Rennes during July and are trying to ascertain the price at which the Rouges et Noirs would be willing to countenance a deal.
The Nerazzuri are keen to reassert themselves as domestic giants once again, and to that end, Roberto Mancini has already spent big money in the French market this summer.
AS Monaco midfielder and France international Geoffrey Kondogbia has been brought to the club for a princely £28 million fee [Express].
However, the French source speculate whether Inter—who cannot offer Champions League football to Ntep next season—would be able to tempt the forward to join, with the French U21 international reportedly keen on testing himself against the continent’s finest next term.
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The likes of Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich have also been linked with the player according to Le 10 Sport, while Liverpool were understood to be close to a move for the forward back in May [Goal].
However, while Brendan Rodgers may well be delighted to see Ntep—who scored nine goals and contributed five assists in 35 Ligue 1 outings—move to Anfield to replace Raheem Sterling, it remains to be seen whether the Merseyside giants—who cannot offer Champions League football—could entice the 22-year-old to Anfield.