Only the need to make space in the wage bill is keeping Inter from completing the signing of Paulo Dybala on a free transfer.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the Nerazzurri will offer the 28-year-old a three-year deal worth a net of €7 million per season once Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez’s departures are confirmed.

Dybala will represent a significant investment in terms of wages even though he will arrive without a transfer fee, especially given the direction to slash the wage bill at the club during the summer.

Accordingly, the club will hold off on agreeing a deal with the Argentine until they have made significant progress at cutting their wage expenditures, with Vidal and Sanchez currently the two highest earners.

There is little doubt or ambiguity between the club and Dybala, however, as they have communicated that once the wage bill has been reduced they will sit down to put pen to paper.