Inter Milan could offer Andrea Ranocchia to Tottenham Hotspur in a potential swap deal for Erik Lamela, [football] direct news understands. Recent reports from Italy suggest that Inter are keen to lure Argentine winger Lamela back to Serie A after just one season in the Premier League, in which he has struggled for fitness and form since his 30million move from Roma last summer. The 22-year-old has made just fifteen appearances in all competitions, scoring only once in the Europa League, and is known to have struggled to learn the language and adapt to life in England. The player could be tempted by a return to Italian football, and with Tottenham also interested in signing Inter defender Ranocchia, there could be some potential for the two clubs to come to an agreement that suits all the parties concerned. The 26-year-old centre-back has stalled on signing a new contract at the San Siro, and has been linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United as well as Spurs. Inter will be keen to avoid losing Ranocchia on a free transfer next summer, and would be doing good business to bring in a promising player such as Lamela as part of a deal for his departure.