Interest from Chelsea & Man City: Federico Dimarco voices update on his future

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Despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester City, Federico Dimarco has said that he intends to extend his contract at Inter.

Chelsea and Manchester City are both interested in the 25-year-old due to his outstanding performance for his present club. According to sources, City scouted Dimarco back in February and was quite impressed by his performances. They are still interested in the player and have continued to monitor his development.

Due to his incredible passing skills and ability to control the ball in the centre midfield when manager Simone Inzaghi instructed him to play an in-vogue “inverted” role, the Italian wing-back has been one of Inter’s top players over the last 18 months.

Dimarco was a key player for the Italian giants during their surprising run to the Champions League final last season, bagging five assists in the competition, and has started the new campaign in similarly impressive form – tallying up four goal contributions in five Serie A games. His latest goal contribution was perhaps the best of his career to date, with the wing-back scoring a splendid left-footed volley from the edge of the box in Inter’s 1-0 win over Empoli on Sunday.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the futures of both Marc Cucurella and Ian Maatsen, Chelsea studied Dimarco before the beginning of the 2023–24 season and is interested in signing a left wing-back. The Blues want to offload Cucurella as soon as possible, and they could look to offload Maatsen as well. On deadline day, they reached an agreement to transfer the teenager to Burnley, but the player rejected the offer.

Speaking after the weekend victory against Empoli, Dimarco stated that he is eager to sign a new deal with his present club, despite the attention from some of the Premier League’s best clubs: “I don’t expect any issues, and I want to extend my contract with Inter.”

Giuseppe Marotta, the chief executive of Inter, also spoke about Dimarco’s post-game plans and vowed that the two parties will soon meet to work out a new contract. “Dimarco proves the sense of belonging towards the club, we are happy and proud. He keeps improving and he is still very young. We’ll soon meet to discuss a contract extension,” he said.

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