Inter defender Lorenzo Pirola is getting close to joining Salernitana on loan next season, with the deal containing an obgliation for a permanent sale next summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that it looks to be the Campanians who are set to win the race for the 20-year-old.

Pirola spent the past two seasons with Monza, helping the Lombard team to an historic promotion to Serie A over the campaign just gone, but the newly-promoted team decided against making the deal permanent.

Monza were still interested in signing Pirola on a permanent basis, but asked Inter for a discount on the fee for a deal, leaving the door open for other clubs to potentially sign the defender.

Salernitana were among the teams keen on the 20-year-old to strengthen for their second season back in Serie A, and they are set to bring him in on loan with a purchase obligation.