Inter are no closer to offloading Radja Nainggolan after meeting Cagliari again yesterday, according to a report in the Italian media today.

Gazzetta dello Sport’s print edition said the Nerazzurri’s sporting director Piero Ausilio met his counterpart Stefano Capozucca in Milan, to try and find a solution.

There was no progress made in the clubs’ talks because Inter do not want to give Nainggolan a payoff for terminating his contract a year early.

Cagliari would find it very difficult to afford Nainggolan’s current salary, though, which means a deal at the moment is difficult.

The Rossoblu want to bring Nainggolan back to the club permanently, after he enjoyed a relatively successful six-month loan with Leonardo Semplici’s side in the 2020-21 season.

It seems Cagliari cannot guarantee him the same wages he is on at Inter, though, so Nainggolan would perhaps need to take a pay cut if he wants to stay in Sardinia.