Midfielder Joao Mario looks set to depart Inter in the summer, but the destination remains unclear, and a new club has emerged in the race for his signature.

Today’s print edition of Lisbon-based newspaper A Bola report that the Turkish club intend to make an offer to the Nerazzurri for the player, though much work would still have to be done for them to sign the player.

The 28-year-old Portuguese midfielder is a player who the Nerazzurri are known to want to sell in the summer, with his wages considered to be far too high for a player who is not in the first-team plans of manager Simone Inzaghi.

The Portuguese spent last season on loan with Sporting CP, where he helped the Lisbon club win the Portuguese title for the first time in 19 years, and his desires is to stay at the club on a permanent basis.

However, after it was thought that a deal was close to keep the midfielder in the Portuguese capital, Sporting stalled on the negotiations withdrawing an offer that the Nerazzurri were willing to accept and submitting one far below the valuation Inter have placed on the player.

Nice and Villarreal are thought to be two teams pursuing Mario, but a new club has joined them in the form of Turkish champions Besiktas.

At the moment the Turkish side are ready to submit an offer of €5 million, but this is below Inter’s €7 million valuation, and it is yet to be seen whether any serious negotiation will take place between the two clubs.