Panathinaikos talent Georgios Vagiannidis is close to signing for Inter, who are planning to loan him out, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Turin based newspaper Tuttosport.

The report details how the Nerazzurri are keen to sign the 18-year-old Greek defender, whose contract expires with Panathinaikos at the end of this season. Inter have offered him a five-year contract worth around €500 thousand, with the club then giving Panathinaikos €400 thousand in compensation, who have already been warned by Inter that they are in contact with the player.

Vagiannidis will not join the first team, the report continues, although he will be evaluated by coach Antonio Conte in the pre-season training camp. The player will be loaned out to a friendly club, which could be Hellas Verona, who the Nerazzurri have been in talks with for some time now regarding Marash Kumbulla. Vagiannidis could be included in that deal.