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Inter interested in Real Madrid's Jesé Rodriguez

January's mercato is still pretty far away, but Inter are already active and asking other clubs about players they'd like to acquire this winter to bolster the squad.

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The Nerazzurri started the season in the best way possible, winning their first 5 games conceding just one goal, but the following two matches showed that this team still have a lot of work to do to compete for the Scudetto. The defensive issues of the last few years seem a thing of the past, so what concerns Mancini the most these days is the scarcity of goals scored and chances created. In order to solve these problems he would like to buy another winger, which would allow him to play with the 4-3-3 formation that he's tried a few times so far this season.

The player that Inter is reportedly pursuing is the 22-year-old Spanish striker Jesé Rodriguez - often reffered to only as Jesé - who is currently playing for Real Madrid (who he's been with since the ripe old age of 14). He has made just three appearances this season, but Rafa Benitez sees him as an important piece for his squad. Even though Benitez's side already features the likes of Bale, Benzema, and Cristiano Ronaldo at the striker position, it will probably be very hard to convince him to let the youngster go.

Other Italian sides, like Napoli, are also interested in the Spanish winger, so there will be a bit of competition if the Blancos accept to sell him. Real Madrid would probably consider letting him go only for a loan deal - and only if he keeps sitting on the bench - or selling him with a buyback option, like they did with Morata.

The possibility of acquiring such a promising player for a reasonable price is really interesting and should be heavily pursued by the Nerazzurri, especially considering Inter's financial situation. At the moment, though, it doesn't seem that Jesè is going to leave his homeland anytime soon.