Inter are close to making a breakthrough in their talks with Roma for Edin Dzeko, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The clubs have been negotiating for several weeks but without ever coming close to an agreement, due to the sizable difference in their valuations for the striker.
Fresh contact was made yesterday, however, which saw Inter raise their offer from €10 million to €12 million and Roma soften their rigid ‘€20 million or nothing’ position.
“Inter’s need to give Antonio Conte the player he wants and Roma’s need to raise some funds before they can chase Gonzalo Higuain have brought their positions closer together,” Gazzetta reported this morning.
“Now they just need to keep talking until they reach an agreement.”
Dzeko cut a lonely and frustrated figure at Roma’s training ground on Monday and Tuesday as the Giallorossi began preparation for the new season.
The 33-year-old does not want to play in the capital longer and is waiting for Inter and Roma to agree a deal.