Inter Milan are looking to sign Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi, but might have to sell some of their players to fund the transfer.

This is according to Italian journalist Luca Marchetti who explained the situation during his appearance on Sky Sport via FcInter1908.

In recent days, the Nerazzurri have reportedly made significant progress in their pursuit of the 23-year-old. Some even claim that the club already has an agreement in principle with the Neroverdi.

Marchetti also confirms the news. Nevertheless, he insists that Inter cannot afford to buy Frattesi without selling some of their players to fund the deal. In short, the management needs to balance the books.

The journalist also reveals that young Inter Milan striker Samuele Mulattieri would head in the opposite direction as a part of the package to sign Frattesi.

“Inter have reached an agreement in principle with Sassuolo for Frattesi,” claims Marchetti.

“The inclusion of Mulattieri in the negotiation is envisaged. There is indeed an agreement in principle.

“There is a problem, however. This year, the Nerazzurri need to have a balanced market. They can only spend as much as they gain.

“So to invest in Frattesi, Inter must first sell”, the words of the Sky correspondent.

The 23-year-old is an up-and-coming Italian international who cemented himself as one of the most promising box-to-box midfielders in Serie A.

This season, he found the back of the net on seven occasions in his 36 Serie A appearances with Sassuolo.