Despite the economic constraints, Inter are working hard to secure new signings during this month’s transfer window. The club have agreed a deal to sign Benfica centre-back Lisandro López on loan with an option to buy, and are also looking to sign both Ramires and Rafinha from Jiangsu Suning and Barcelona respectively.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Piero Ausilio and Walter Sabatini will send an intermediary to Seville and Madrid in an attempt to sign one of Joaquin Correa or Yannick Ferreira Carrasco. Such a deal would involve Portuguese midfielder João Mário heading in the opposite direction.
As for Rafinha, Barcelona have rejected an initial bid of €15 million plus a further €5 million in bonuses for the option to buy the 24-year-old Brazilian. Negotiations are set to continue and the feeling is that a deal will be agreed next week.
Ramires is determined to come to Italy, but there are two problems. Firstly, Jiangsu must first find a replacement for the former Chelsea man, while the two clubs must look for a way to overcome UEFA’s Financial Fair Play restrictions. In the end, he should be a Nerazzurri player by the end of the transfer window.