Inter Milan are pessimistic about wrapping up a deal for Udinese midfielder Lazar Samardzic, with Stefano Sensi staying now possible.

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

Inter’s move for Samardzic is not quite dead in the water just yet. But it is hanging on by a thread.

The 21-year-old is now back in Udine, having left Milano yesterday amid a freeze in talks between his representative and Inter.

Despite the fact that Samardzic even underwent his medicals on a Nerazzurri move on Thursday, negotiations have been at a standstill since Friday.

The reason for this is now well-known. Samardzic’s entourage made additional financial demands at the eleventh hour before wrapping up the deal. Inter have refused to even consider any changes to their agreement.

Therefore, unless either Inter or Samardzic and his representatives have a sudden change of heart, the deal is off.

Inter Pessimistic About Samardzic – Sensi Could Stay Instead

According to the Gazzetta, the mood among Inter’s directors is one of pessimistic.

Despite Samardzic’s desire to join, the situation between Inter and the player’s entourage hasn’t changed.

The fact that Samardzic is now back in Udine appears to be anything but a hopeful sign. Everyone around the situation now feels that there is little room for talks to jump-start.

Udinese, as well, are naturally annoyed that a deal worth over €20 million to them has collapsed.

There is interest in Samardzic’s signature from West Ham United and Juventus. It remains to be seen if the Friulani will try and put Samardzic back on the market before the transfer window closes.

And at Inter, there are now new considerations about who will occupy the last remaining slot in midfield.

According to the Gazzetta, it could well be Sensi.

It has looked for some time as though the 28-year-old would leave. Injury and fitness problems have meant that he has never really won the trust of Simone Inzaghi.

However, it is now a “needs must” situation for Inter, and Sensi could stay to complete the midfield.