Marseille are only interested in signing Inter midfielder Joao Mario on a loan basis according to a report from Italian news outlet FCInterNews.it.
At a push Marseille could agree to an option to buy of €12 million being included in a deal but they will not agree to an obligation to buy.
Inter are far from convinced about the idea about letting the Portuguese national team midfielder go on loan and the report explains that Inter are looking around for other solutions.
An intermediary has been in contact with Inter to express La Liga side Celta Vigo’s interest in signing the former Sprting CP player who has spent this season out on loan at Russian Premier League side Lokomotiv Moscow.
Following a difficult season, Celta Vigo are looking to change their fortunes next season and Joao Mario could help them to do just that.
The 27-year-old has made 15 appearances across all competitions to date this term, in which he has scored one goal and tallied four assists.