Inter Milan will spend a total of €22 million to sign Lazar Samardzic from Udinese, plus midfielder Giovanni Fabbian going the other way.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who reveal the financial details of the transfer, which will be a loan with a purchase obligation.

Samardzic is not an Inter player yet, but barring major late surprises he will be soon.

The clubs only have to work out the very final details of the transfer. The finances on the deal are all set in stone more or less, reports the Gazzetta.

Former RB Leipzig midfielder Samardzic will join Inter on an initial paid loan. The loan fee will be €5 million.

Then, at the end of next season, there will be a purchase obligation, which sees the Nerazzurri sign the Serb on a permanent basis for €15 million plus €2 million in add-ons.

Therefore, the Nerazzurri will pay right around €22 million should all add-ons be triggered.

Inter Pay Udinese €22M For Samardzic – Fabbian The Other Way For €6M

The inclusion of young midfielder Giovanni Fabbian joining Udinese is also a key facet of the deal.

The 20-year-old will join the Friulani for a fee of €6 million.

That deal is nominally separate from the transfer of Samardzic. However, all reports suggest that Inter offering Fabbian played a crucial role in unlocking talks for the Serb.

Moreover, the Gazzetta reports, there will be a buyback option for Fabbian, per Inter’s insistence.

The clause will take effect in the summer of 2025. The Nerazzurri will have the option to sign Fabbian back for a fee of €12 million.

As for the player’s side of things, the Gazzetta report that Inter haven’t quite reached a full agreement with Samardzic and his representatives.

The 21-year-old is keen to sign. He is ready to put pen to paper on a five-year deal.

However, there are still a couple final details for the parties to wrap up. Samardzic’s wages will, in any event, be in the region of €2 million net per season.