Inter coach Simone Inzaghi has requested an acceleration in the negotiations to sign Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez, as the two clubs attempt to finalise an arrangement.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Inzaghi is becoming increasingly impatient and wants a deal for the Uruguay international to completed within days so that he can begin training with the team ahead of the new season.

Despite this, the Nerazzurri have been unable to work out the final details of a transfer and are baulking at Cagliari’s demands, with the Sardinians valuing him at €30 million.

Whilst they would be willing to release Nandez on an initial loan with a view to a permanent move next summer, as Inter would favour, Cagliari are set to ask for a substantial upfront payment that would be similar to the arrangement to sell Nicolo Barella in 2019.

Inter are reluctant to spend more than €2-3m on the loan and are considering including Lucien Agoume and Andrea Pinamonti in exchange to bring the cost down.

Directors Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio had hoped to use more time to negotiate with Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini, but may look to speed the process up following Inzaghi’s request.