Last season the main issue for Inter, probably the one that kept the team from reaching at least third place, was the inability to score goals. However looking at the squad it was clear that it wasn't completely the forward's department fault, instead the real issue was the lack of a genuine playmaker and a midfield able to create chances for the strikers and smoothly link the defense with the more advanced players. That's why Inter's priority for this summer's transfer market was to find a midfielder who could fill this void and also bring the experience needed to help Brozovic and Kondogbia grow and express their potential in full. Thankfully for Inter, Ever Banega was available on a free transfer and also willing to join the Nerazzurri after winning two consecutive Europa League trophies with Sevilla, making Ausilio's work a lot easier.
Despite Banega's addition though it looks like Inter may not be done looking for creative midfielders. In fact, it looks like Inter could make a move for Chelsea's Oscar, who underperformed last season and isn't considered essential for the team. That doesn't mean that the Blues are going to undersell the player just because of one bad season, but if their new coach Antonio Conte doesn't feel like he is going to play the soon-to-be 25 years old too much there may be some room for negotiations for the player. The price tag for the players should be around the €35 million mark, surely a high price for Inter, but given the great deals our amazing sporting director Piero Ausilio pulled off recently I won't be surprised if he managed to convince Chelsea to sell the Brazilian for a more favorable price.
All those rumors have sparked because Kia Joorabchian, Oscar's agent who is reportedly close with Inter's new owners, has talked with Suning about the possibility of making a move for his protégé, who may feel out of place in London after a not-so-good season and the arrival of a new manager.
No official offers have been made so far and it's unclear if Inter is serious about contacting Chelsea for Oscar but it won't be an easy deal to close, that's for sure. Probably easier than trying to snatch Di Caprio's Oscar, but a hard thing nonetheless. (Sorry for the weak pun guys)