Inter Milan have given an ultimatum of 24-48 hours to Udinese midfielder Lazar Samardzic after refusing to give in to his entourage’s new transfer demands.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

The transfer of Samardzic to Inter is threatening to turn into a soap opera, if it hasn’t already.

The deal had looked to be all done, with the 21-year-old meant to join at some point in the last week or so.

A couple days ago, Samardzic underwent his medicals on the move. Then, yesterday Inter met with the Serb’s entourage in what was meant to be the final talks to seal the deal.

However, the Gazzetta note, the Nerazzurri encountered an unpleasant surprise in the form of new demands.

After it had been prominent football agent Rafaela Pimenta who facilitated the agreement of personal terms between Inter and Samardzic, the player’s father Mladen showed up to Inter’s headquarters in her place yesterday.

And he came bearing changed financial demands compared to the ones that Inter and Samardzic had already agreed.

Inter Milan Won’t Meet New Demands – Give Samardzic 24-48 Hour Deadline

According to the Gazzetta, however, Inter have absolutely zero intention of meeting the new demands.

They won’t budge an inch and have made this clear to the former RB Leipzig midfielder and his entourage. The Nerazzurri’s intention is either to sign Samardzic on the basis of the deal they previously agreed, or else walk away.

Therefore, the ball is now in the court of the player and his entourage.

Samardzic is still hoping to make the move. And, the Gazzetta reports, the midfielder knows what he’ll have to do.

Inter are expecting the 21-year-old to return to the table and accept the deal they already agreed via Pimenta. Then, he could finally sign his contract and become a Nerazzurri player.

In any event, the Gazzetta report, the transfer saga won’t drag on for much longer.

Inter want Samardzic’s final response this weekend. They have conveyed to the Udinese midfielder that he has around 24-48 hours to come back with a decision.