Udinese midfielder Lazar Samardzic is set to undergo the medicals on his transfer to Inter Milan sometime early next week.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 21-year-old is ready to sign a five-year contract with the Nerazzurri, and that all the final formalities should take place within the next few days.

As of yet, Samardzic is still an Udinese player, at least on paper.

However, the talks between the Nerazzurri and the Friulani have been all but wrapped up for some time.

The two clubs have agreed a deal for Samardzic to join Inter on an initial one-year loan deal. There will be a mandatory purchase obligation for the Nerazzurri next summer.

Meanwhile, young midfielder Giovanni Fabbian will go the other way, joining Udinese. Inter will retain a buyback option on the 20-year-old.

There has been little question that Samardzic is joining Inter for quite a few days ago.

However, the signing is not quite over the line.

The Corriere report, however, that it is only a matter of a couple days, and then the German-born Serbian international will undergo his medicals and then sign a five-year contract with the Nerazzurri.

Lazar Samardzic To Undergo Medicals & Join Inter From Udinese Early Next Week

The Corriere reports that Samardzic will not complete his move to Inter this weekend.

However, it will likely be on Monday or Tuesday that the former RB Leipzig finally makes the move official after days of anticipation.

As the Corriere notes, Samardzic was not in Udinese’s team for a friendly match against Al-Rayyan earlier today.

The Friulani left the 21-year-old out due to the fact that now his transfer to Inter is only a matter of time.

Samardzic may still technically be an Udinese player. But according to the Corriere, there is no reason to expect that to be the case for much longer.