The 19-year-old has struggled to make an impact for the Nerazzurri since joining from Feyenoord for €3 million 12-months ago scoring just one goal in six league appearances.
He’s now confessed that he will be leaving the Serie A club but won’t sign for another Italian club putting Liverpool in the frame to capture his signature.
“Inter wants to loan me to an Italian club or sell me,” Castaignos said to Sky Italia. “I told them that I don’t want to play anywhere else in Italy but at Inter.
“I came to Italy to wear the Nerazzurri colours and not play for any other club. Now I must go and Inter will help me find a club.
“I am saddened, I cannot deny it, I am disappointed not to have shown my worth, but this is football.
“It’s a decision taken by the club and by me. Now I want to join a big club.”
Former Reds boss Kenny Dalglish was reportedly interested in signing the Holland under-21 international on a short term loan deal in January but nothing materialised.
Interest in Castaignos has cooled since Dalglish’s sacking and Brendan Rodgers’ appointment but it’s rumoured that the new Anfield chief may reignite the clubs interest in the striker as he looks to bolster his attack.
Meanwhile Rodgers will be able to cast his eye over Alberto Aquilani after it was revealed by his agent that he would be returning to Merseyside for pre-season training after his loan-deal with AC Milan expired.
“Almost certainly he will not terminate his contract with Liverpool,” Aquilani’s agent Franco Zavaglia said to Sportitalia.
“He could join them (Liverpool) at the beginning of July to start pre-season training with the English club.
“At this time there are no clubs interested in him.”