Inter have made their first formal contract offer to Paulo Dybala, putting forward a four-year deal worth €6 million net per season plus significant add-ons.

This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who reports on his homepage that the Nerazzurri made the offer in a meeting with the 28-year-old’s agent which was positive even though the player’s expectation is still for €8 million net per season.

Inter are ramping up their pursuit of Dybala, having long been in pole position to sign him on a free transfer but not yet having made any official offers.

This has changed now that the Nerazzurri have made their interest concrete in the form of the offer made in today’s meeting, although it did not yet result in an agreement as there is still distance between their offer and what the player is demanding.

For now, Inter have laid down a marker that they will try and accelerate their negotiations with the Argentine to reach an agreement, possibly within the next few days, rather than let the process drag on and potentially risk losing out on him.