Inter Milan target Lazar Samardzic wants to leave Udinese this summer, but his club won’t let him go for cheap.

This according to today’s print edition of Udine-based newspaper Il Gazzettino, via FCInterNews, who report that the Friulani are holding out for €25 million, whereas Inter are only ready to put forward an offer of €15 million.

Over the past few days, Inter have reportedly shown an interest in signing Udinese midfielder Samardzic.

What is not clear is how the Nerazzurri landing Sassuolo midfielder Frattesi will affect their pursuit of the Serbian international.

Reports suggested that Samardzic was largely a player who Inter see as a backup target if they were unable to complete a deal for Frattesi, considering Sassuolo were always going to hold out for a significant fee for the 23-year-old Italian international.

However, Frattesi’s arrival may not necessarily mean that Inter’s interest in signing Samardzic is dead in the water.

Rather, the Nerazzurri could very well move for them both.

Inter Target Lazar Samardzic Keen To Leave Udinese

According to Il Gazzettino, Inter could get a significant boost in their efforts to sign Samardzic, who is also a target for Napoli and AC Milan.

Namely, the player himself is hoping for a transfer away.

Former RB Leipzig midfielder Samardzic is a former client of the late Mino Raiola. Rafaela Pimenta is currently representing the German-born Serbian international.

According to Il Gazzettino, Pimenta will try and negotiate a summer exit from Udinese.

However, the newspaper reports, the Friulani are hardly going to let Samardzic go for cheap. Their asking price for the 21-year-old currently stands at €25 million.

This would certainly be a significant obstacle in Inter’s pursuit of Samardzic. The Nerazzurri are working within a tight budget. Moreover, Frattesi’s arrival ensures that they’d see the 21-year-old as more of a depth option and a young prospect.

However, if Samardzic and Pimenta convince Udinese to let him leave this summer, Inter could have some leverage.