There is still some way to go before Inter wing-back Valentino Lazaro can complete his loan move to Benfica.
This according to today’s print edition of Lisbon-based newspaper A Bola, who report that the Portuguese giants must convince the 25-year-old to lower his wage demands before they can complete the move for him on a two-year loan with an €8 million option to buy.
Lazaro is out of favour at Inter having failed to establish a place for himself at the club since arriving from Hertha Berlin in the summer of 2019, and Benfica are in pole position to bring him in with talks advanced between the Lisbon-based side and the Nerazzurri.
However, the Austrian currently earns €2.1 million net per season at the Nerazzurri, more than the Portuguese club can pay him, and he will need to accept a wage cut before the move can be completed.
Moreover, Benfica will likely have to offload one right-sided player currently in their squad in order to make room for his arrival before they can sign the 25-year-old.