Inter are close to signing Cagliari midifielder Nahitan Nandez, with the clubs working hard to reach an agreement for the player.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the player could arrive on loan initially with an option to buy permanently, and that the deal could be coordinated with Radja Nainggolan’s transfer the other way.

The Nerazzurri have been in talks over a move for Nandez which would see him move on loan initially, with the clubs thought to be ironing out the terms of a paid loan initially.

Cagliari have asked for a €5 million loan fee, higher than Inter are currently willing to go, but there is optimism that the clubs can come together on an amount soon.

Meanwhile, Nainggolan’s move to the Rossoblu could finally be close at hand, with the Belgian’s situation also part of the talks over Nandez.

The two clubs are exploring the possibility of the 33-year-old moving to the Sardinian club on loan for the final year of his Inter contract, with an aim to avoiding the capital loss that would come with terminating his contract along with severance pay, while the Rossoblu would be compensated for his salary in the Nandez deal in the form of a loan fee.