Radja Nainggolan’s departure from Inter to join Cagliari on a permanent basis looks to be one step away.

This according to today’s print edition of Cagliari-based newspaper La Nuova Sardegna, who report that all parties are close to an agreement on the terms of a deal, which should be completed soon.

Inter are thought to have made the Belgian’s exit a priority, with the club not wishing to pay out the net €6 million remaining on the final year of his contract.

The player spent the second half of last season on loan with the Rossoblu and it is thought that he desires to stay at the club on a permanent basis, while the club are also keen to keep the player in their plans for next season.

Talks to make the move a reality have been ongoing for some time, although it is thought that the question of severance pay for the 33-year-old from Inter is thought to have been a sticking point.

However, it now appears that the Nerazzurri are ready to meet the player’s demand for approximately €1 million, with the club willing to sacrifice the amount to ensure that they avoid paying the further €5 million that would be lost should he remain on their books next season.

The deal is set to be finalized soon, with Nainggolan expected to sign a two-year contract with the Sardinian club which includes the option of a third years.