Inter have already notified Roma that they have a verbal agreement with midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan on a free transfer this summer pending a medical and the formalities of the contract signing.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who also report that the Nerazzurri will outlay less for the 33-year-old’s wages than the cost of outgoing midfielder Matias Vecino’s salary from last season.

The Nerazzurri have made major inroads in talks with Mkhitaryan and his representatives, and they look to have convinced the Armenian on a deal.

They have informed the Giallorossi that they are close to signing the midfielder, and while the capital club will still make one more attempt to keep hold of him Inter feel that they are in position to complete a deal.

Meanwhile, while Mkhitaryan’s net wages of €3.5 million on the deal he has agreed with the Nerazzurri are higher than the €3 million net that Vecino earned with the club, due to the Growth Decree being applied they will spend less in gross terms.