Inter are keen to find an agreement to move midfielder Radja Nainggolan as soon as possible and hope to have settled the matter by the end of the week.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Corriere dello Sport, the Belgian is determined to leave for former club Cagliari, whilst Inter have no intention of retaining him, but his high wages are causing an issue.

Nainggolan currently has one year remaining on his €4.3 million per season contract and Inter would be willing to send him back to Cagliari, whilst paying €1.2-1.5m of his salary and leaving the Isolani to cover the remainder.

Alternatively, the Nerazzurri will seek a mutual termination of his contract to make him a free agent and able to sign for Cagliari, which would involve paying the former Roma midfielder a severance package.

Inter would favour an agreement with Cagliari over a termination and hope to use Nainggolan as part of negotiations to sign midfielder Nahitan Nandez from the Sardinians, but are growing impatient.

CEO Beppe Marotta is looking for a swift resolution and wants to reach a definitive answer by next weekend, as he seeks to reduce wage spend at the club. Further contact with Nainggolan’s agent, Alessandro Beltrami, will begin from tomorrow.