A new report has suggested that Benfica have now 100% matched the valuation that Inter had for Joao Mario, according to a report in the Italian media today. 

As has been reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Portuguese side have got almost everything in place now to complete the purchase of the midfielder, which will be of great help to Inter.

Earlier reports suggested they had bid €7.5 million which is slightly below Inter’s asking price, but now the clubs seem to be in total agreement. The personal terms for the player are also fully agreed.

The one issue with the deal is that Sporting Lisbon inserted a clause in Joao Mario’s transfer to Inter in 2016 stipulating that if Inter sell him to another Portuguese side, the Nerazzurri have to pay Sporting Lisbon €30 million in compensation.

The legality of this clause is doubted, and Benfica have hired lawyers to see if the transfer can go ahead.