Inter are struggling to make any progress with Cagliari in their talks for Radja Nainggolan, a report in the Italian media explained today.

L’Unione Sarda (via said a deal for the midfielder would be ‘difficult’ to agree, because the clubs have very different positions.

Cagliari want to keep Nainggolan after his six-month loan in the 2020-21 season, but Inter would not give the Belgian any kind of payoff for terminating his contract.

This means the Rossoblu would have to cover Nainggolan’s entire salary (unless he agreed to a pay cut), and they would find it tough to afford his €4.8 million wages.

Inter have suggested including Nahitan Nandez in the deal to break the impasse, but Cagliari are reportedly not keen on the idea at the moment.

The Nerazzurri are not in a position to spend much money in the transfer window and so they are having to seek creative solutions to get deals done.