Young defender Lorenzo Pirola looks set to extend his loan move from Inter to Monza, with the deal expected to be completed tomorrow.

This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who report that the 19-year-old will stay with the Brianza-based club in Serie B next season, who will have a purchase option which the Nerazzurri can counter.

Pirola is a player who the Nerazzurri still look on highly, and he is not someone who the club want to sell, with the club having assessed their options in recent weeks and kept the player to have him be observed by new coach Simone Inzaghi in training as they look to consider his future.

It is reported that Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk have already had a bid to buy the player rejected yesterday.

However, Monza have maintained a keen interest in keeping the 19-year-old who spent part of last season at the club on a permanent basis, and it now looks like they will get their wish.

Pirola will join Monza on loan, and Monza will have to the option to redeem the loan on a permanent basis for €7 million, while Inter will be able to immediately buy him back with an €8 million counter-redemption option should they do so.