Inter hope to make a significant capital gain from the sale of central midfielder Joao Mario, according to an Italian news outlet today.
As per CalcioMercato.com, Sporting CP are considering making a move to sign the on-loan midfielder on a permanent basis from Inter, who he joined back in 2016.
Sporting CP do not wish to invest heavily in order to keep a hold of the 28-year-old and want to get a deal done for as low a cost as possible and not go into double figures.
But Inter are not up for handing out any discounts as they look for suitors to take Joao Mario off their hands once and for all.
Joao Mario – who reportedly also has interest from Valencia – will have a value against Inter’s books of just €3.8 million come the summer, and Inter hope to generate a significant capital gain, meaning they will hold out for more money than that.
During his stint back with the Liga NOS leaders this season, the former Lokomotiv Moscow loanee has made 24 appearances across all competitions, in which he has scored two goals and provided as many assists.
Sporting CP could potentially offer Inter some academy players as part of a deal, as per another report today, in a bid to reduce their asking price.
Joao Mario has made 24 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored two goals and provided as many assists for his teammates.