Inter Milan are still confident that they will complete a deal to sign midfielder Lazar Samardzic from Udinese.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Corriere della Sera, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri believe the player’s insistence on joining will allow them to overcome the recent stumbling block in negotiations.

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.

The insistence of the player’s father to try and renegotiate terms at the eleventh hour angered the Nerazzurri.

Inter flatly refused any changed demands at this stage. They made their stance clear to the player and his representatives, and threatened to walk away if Samardzic does not agree to put pen to paper on a contract with the terms they already agreed.

Inter Milan Still Confident They’ll Sign Lazar Samardzic

Naturally, there is now plenty of uncertainty around a deal that had long looked like a “sure thing.”

But according to the Corriere della Sera, Inter are still confident that the transfer will happen. Even if there’s been a fair bit of unnecessary stress.

The Correire della Sera report that Inter still believe that Samardzic is determined to make the move.

Therefore, the player’s will could be decisive. If the Serb still wants to make sure the deal happens, he knows what he’ll have to do.

Samardzic will have to convince his entourage to return to the table and wrap things up on previously-agreed terms.

According to the Corriere della Sera, Inter do still expect that to happen.