Young Inter defender Lorenzo Pirola looks set to join Serie B side Monza on loan today.
This according to Italian news outlet L’Interista, who report that the deal taking the 19-year-old to the Serie B side is close to completion, and he will join on loan with a redemption option and a counter-redemption option for Inter.
Pirola is not a player who the Nerazzurri consider to be in the first-team plans for next season, but is also not someone who the club are ready to part ways with for good, and so a loan move is considered to be the best option to find the player regular game time.
It is thought that Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk had an offer turned down for the young defender, and that a number of clubs were interested in acquiring his services for next season.
However, it is Monza who appear to have won the race for the player, with the Brianza-based side having had the player on loan for part of last season and wanting to continue with him next season.
Pirola will initially join Monza on loan initially and the club will have a €7 million option to buy him on a permanent basis, while the Nerazzurri will have the right to buy him back immediately for €8 million should the option be exercised.