Inter have turned down a €6 million offer for defender Lorenzo Pirola from Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk.

This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who report that an agent representing the Ukranian side visited the Nerazzurri headquarters to make the proposal this afternoon.

Agent Edoardo Crnjar, known to be close with Shakhtar having facilitated the moves of head coach Roberto De Zerbi and defender Marlon from Sassuolo to the Ukainian side, was in discussions with Inter directors today to indicate the Ukainians’ interest in the player and submit their offer.

However, the Nerazzurri made clear that they are not interested in selling the young defender, who is currently in training with the rest of the squad at the pre-season retreat, where head coach Simone Inzaghi has asked to be given the opportunity to evaluate him individually.

The Nerazzurri would however consider sending the 19-year-old out on loan with a view of getting him game time and developing his abilities, with a return to Monza currently thought to be the likeliest possibility for such an operation.