Inter midfielder Radja Nainggolan could join Turkish side Besiktas rather than Cagliari this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Istanbul-based club have joined the Rossoblu in the pursuit for the Belgian’s signature, though the player still pursues Cagliari.
Nainggolan has been expected to leave Inter during the transfer window, the the Belgian not a part of the club’s plans for next season and his salary considered too high given the club’s financial circumstances and plans.
The club are working towards an agreement with the player over the mutual termination of his contract, with the player still thought to be demanding €2 million in severance pay while the club are holding to the amount of €1.2 million.
Should an agreement be reached on the termination of the 33-year-old’s contract, it has been expected that he would join Cagliari, where he spent the second half of last season on loan.
However, Besiktas have emerged as a possible destination, with the club thought to be interested in his signature.
The favourites, however, remain the Rossoblu, with the player preferring a stay in Sardinia where he has a long-standing history with the club.