Inter are close to completing a deal to sign wingback Raoul Bellanova from Cagliari, according to Italian journalist Gianluigi Longari.

Reporting in a tweet, the SportItalia journalist stated that the Nerazzurri are one step away from signing the 22-year-old, and that they are ahead of all competition for his signature.

Bellanova has emerged in recent weeks as a serious target for the Nerazzurri as they aim to reinforce in wide areas following the departure of Ivan Perisic for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer.

The club have not wasted time in trying to get a deal agreed for the wingback, and according to Longari are close to completing a deal for him from relegated Cagliari.

The Rossoblu have signed Bellanova permanently from Bordeaux after having loaned him in last season, and they will cash in on him soon, with Longari reporting that it is the Nerazzurri who have won the race for his signature.

His tweet reads, “Inter are one step away from Raoul Bellanova, who has been permanently signed by Cagliari. As anticipated at the end of May, the Nerazzurri are big fans of the young wingback, and have acted fast compared to the competition.”