Inter are closing in on a replacement for Ivan Perisic after striking an agreement in principle with Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Tuttosport, whilst the Nerazzurri are targeting free agents next summer, they have not ruled out low cost operations and Kostic fits into the budget of CEO Beppe Marotta.
With Perisic making clear his intention to leave at the end of his contract in June, Inter are in need of a new left winger and have been tracking Kostic for some time, with former coach Antonio Conte keen on bringing in the Serbia international.
They are boosted by an agreement in principle with the player himself, despite interest from other Serie A clubs, and he is ready to accept a €2.5 million per year wage, plus a further €1m in bonuses.
Inter had been in discussions with Frankfurt before the start of the season to try to land a deal for Kostic, but will need to restart negotiations if they are to sign him.
However, whereas the Bundesliga club were demanding €10m plus €3m in bonuses, it is thought that they are now willing to accept €10m including additional fees.