Inter and Juventus’ valuations of strikers Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala remain distant as the clubs explore the possibility of a sensational swap deal.
Inter have decided to sell Icardi this summer and the Bianconeri are the only realistic destination at present, with the 26-year-old uninterested in a move to Atletico Madrid.
But a swap deal with Dybala will only take place if Inter and Juventus can agree on how much both players are individually worth, which is proving difficult.
FcInterNews.it today reported Juve would like Inter to pay an additional sum of money as part of the deal, because they believe Dybala is worth more than Icardi.
Inter have no intention of making such an offer, however, as they intend to reinvest the money they make from Icardi’s departure on Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.
Another stumbling block is Dybala’s reluctance to accept a move to Inter, despite his appreciation for the interest Beppe Marotta is showing in him.
La Joya is not in a hurry to sort out his future and wants to understand whether incoming boss Maurizio Sarri intends to count on him next season, before eventually weighing up his options.
Should the 25-year-old continue to oppose a move to San Siro then Juventus could sign Icardi all the same in a standalone deal.
However, they would not be willing to provide the €70-80 million Inter are looking for, instead submitting a first offer of around €50-60 million.
Icardi wants to meet new boss Antonio Conte with wife and agent Wanda Nara to hear his plans for the coming season, at which point he could accept the five-year deal worth €8 million per season being offered to him by Fabio Paratici.
If Icardi does leave both he and Wanda want it to be clear to everyone it was Inter who forced them out.