Salernitana are expected to activate a clause in the loan deal that took Inter defender Lorenzo Pirola to the club, and purchase him outright in January.

According to, the Granata are keen to retain Pirola and Sporting Director Morgan De Sanctis is ready to sanction the transfer, with an agreement in place for €5 million.

Despite the former Monza loanee only making three appearances under coach Davide Nicola this season, Salernitana are still keen to sign him on a permanent deal and are likely to submit an official offer in the January transfer window.

His limited game time mean that the incoming fee for Inter may be something of a surprise, and whilst they can counter the clause by resigning Pirola for €8m, it is believed that the funds will be seen as a useful addition.

The 20-year-old has only played once for Inter’s first team as he made his debut under Antonio Conte in the final game of the 2019-20 season.