At the end of the month, Inter will start discussing Rafinha with Barcelona at a meeting Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
“The player wants to continue with the Nerazzurri and he has already made both Inter and the Catalan club aware of this,” the Milan based newspaper detail.
The intention of sporting director Piero Ausilio in this case would then be to extend the loan period for at least another season or get Barcelona to agree to reviewing the terms of the purchase, which currently means Inter will have to spend €38 million euros if they want to keep the young Brazilian.
In addition to the signing of Joao Cancelo, Inter also need to strengthen in many other areas of their squad if they are to qualify for the Champions League and spending €38 million on Rafinha does not seem worth the sacrifice at this stage. Extending the loan would be the ideal compromise for Inter, since lowering the price does not seem likely, especially when dealing with Barcelona.