Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio has issued an update on Inter’s pursuit of Paulo Dybala on a free transfer.

Reporting live on air moments ago for Sky, Di Marzio explained that the process of signing the 28-year-old has come to a stop, and that it is not yet clear whether they will step up their pursuit of him again.

Inter had looked right on the verge of signing Dybala only a couple of weeks ago, and the broad agreement has looked to be there between the club and the player and his entourage, pending a few details to be sorted out.

However, now the Nerazzurri are bringing Romelu Lukaku back on loan from Chelsea, and the circumstances have changed as far as their ability to fit Dybala and his wages into their squad.

According to Di Marzio, this has left Dybala’s situation very much up in the air.

“In my opinion even he doesn’t know where he’ll go, not even those close to him,” he said. “An intermediary, De Vecchi, was in Milan, but he wasn’t meeting with Inter or AC Milan – he is probing the international market to see which clubs are ready to try and step up their interest.”

“Inter have stalled at this point,” Di Marzio continued, “I don’t know if they’ll start up again. Milan are also thinking about it, but they haven’t taken any concrete steps.”

“In any case, Dybala would have to accept a lower salary than what he’s hoping for in order to go to Milan,” he added. “There’s interest in him from Spain, Sevilla are interested but only offering €3 million net per season.”