Inter sports director Marco Branca has discussed the club’s transfer policy for the summer, including a number of possible targets for the European champions.
In addition to a forthcoming Champions League quarter-final tie against Schalke, Inter currently sit second in Serie A, two points off behind rivals Milan, who they meet on Sunday.
Speaking to the Inter Channel, Branca said: “(Udinese’s) Alexis Sanchez is definitely a player who we like. But if Udinese only want cash for him it will be hard to take him.
“Gareth Bale? The first time I spoke with the Tottenham chairman about Bale was three years ago, receiving a response that Bale was fine there.
“After three years there are different assessments now, because Bale has proven to be a great player, and today it will probably be hard to think of him.
“A return for Mario Balotelli? Now we are not thinking in any way about him, but in football you never know.
“Lionel Messi has proven over the years he wants to remain at Barcelona. Nuri Sahin of Borussia Dortmund? He is a possibility that we will evaluate at the end of the season.”
When questioned on reported interest by Manchester United in Inter midfielder Wesley Sneijder, Branca admitted he was not surprised.
“Our players are doing very well. It’s normal to speak of them as targets for big teams,” he added.