Incoming Inter head coach Simone Inzaghi has personally affirmed that he wants to keep Uruguayan midfielder Matias Vecino at the club for next season in a conversation with the player.

This is reported in today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who claim that Inzaghi is keen to work with the Uruguayan and has made the player aware that he has a major place in the Nerazzurri’s plans on the pitch next season.

Tuttosport note that Vecino is one of the players who scored the decisive goal in Inter’s dramatic 3-2 win in 2018, which secured Champions League qualification at the expense of the Biancocelesti whilst Inzahi was in charge of the latter.

Meanwhile, Inter are also thought to be close to extending midfielder Lucien Agoume’s contract until 2024, with his current deal set to expire at the end of the month.

The 19-year-old spent last season on loan at Spezia where he sufficiently impressed Inter that they have made clear their wish to keep him on, and there is hope that an extension is forthcoming.

Should the Agoume renew with the Nerazzurri, the Frenchman will join the senior squad in their summer retreat where his fit in the team will be assessed and a decision will be made as to whether he will be a part of Inzaghi’s first-team plans for next season.