Inter Milan have a verbal agreement to sign Sassuolo midfielder Davide Frattesi.

This according to Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio, who reported on his homepage that the Nerazzurri and the Neroverdi have reached an agreement on a deal, and that they could wrap it up within the next 24 hours.

Inter don’t want to dally any longer in the race to sign Frattesi.

They’re well aware of the threat of competition for his signature from other clubs.

Milan are reportedly ready to enter the race following the sale of Sandro Tonali to Newcastle United. Roma, as well, are keen.

Accordingly, Di Marzio reports, Inter met with Sassuolo yesterday. This was in anticipation of the Rossoneri holding a meeting of their own today.

Inter wanted to get ahead of their city rivals right away.

And, according to Di Marzio, they have successfully done so. He anticipates that the Nerazzurri will be the club to win the race for Frattesi’s signature, and that it won’t be long at all.

Di Marzio: Inter & Sassuolo Agree Deal For Davide Frattesi

Reportedly, the player himself wants to join the Nerazzurri. He has made his preference clear over the past few weeks.

However, in talks before the past couple days Inter have not been able to agree a deal with Sassuolo.

The Nerazzurri completed the sale of Marcelo Brozovic to Al-Nassr yesterday, however. This gives them cash on hand to make their move for Frattesi.

Di Marzio doesn’t specify the fee that Inter will pay per their verbal agreement with Sassuolo.

However, the Neroverdi are widely reported to have been holding out for €35-40 million for the 23-year-old Italy international star.

Di Marzio also confirms that Samuele Mulattieri will head the other way as part of the deal. The 22-year-old striker is valued at €8 million in the deal.