Inter’s attempts to send striker Andrea Pinamonti out on loan this season are proving unsuccessful so far, with his high wages to blame for a lack of interest.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Tuttosport, the 22-year-old has struggled to break into the first team at the Nerazzurri and the club are keen for him to gain regular playing time elsewhere to aid his development.

However, a relatively high salary of €2.2 million is putting clubs off from attempting to bring him in, with few ready to commit to such high wages for an unproven striker.

Indeed, the newspaper considers Pinamonti’s wages to be a double-edged sword for both the player and agent Mino Raiola, as it prevents him from being able to find first team football.

Serie A clubs Cagliari and Empoli have shown the strongest interest in him this summer but neither club are in a position to be able to meet his wages should they take him on loan.

Pinamonti came through Inter’s academy and has scored once in 15 appearances for the club.