Inter will look to offload midfielders Joao Mario and Radja Nainggolan by the end of the week.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Il Giorno, who report that the club will accelerate the process of closing the deals to see both players depart imminently.
With the process of completing the sale of Achraf Hakimi all but done, it is thought that the next priority for the Nerazzurri will be to offload fringe squad members on high wages.
Mario and Nainggolan are two players whose departures the club has been working on in the past weeks, and they now look close to getting both players off of their books.
In the case of the 28-year-old Portuguese, it now looks that the player will join Benfica rather than Lisbon rivals Sporting CP, with whom he spent last season on loan, and that a deal should soon be complete which would see Inter receive a €7.5 million fee.
In Nainggolan’s case, Inter will lose the player without a transfer fee, but will get his sizable wages off their balance sheet for next season, with the player ready to make his loan move at Cagliari from the second half of last season permanent, with the Nerazzurri ready to meet the player’s demands for severance pay.