Inter Milan are “cautiously optimistic” that they can sign Udinese midfielder Lazar Samardzic following new contacts with his entourage.

This according to Italian broadcaster DAZN, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri have continued in their attempts to get the 21-year-old’s transfer back on track, and that the player himself is still very keen to join.

The soap opera of the last few days around Samardzic has seen plenty of uncertainty.

There have been conflicting reports about the situation.

What is universally acknowledged is that Inter and Samardzic’s representatives are at an impasse. This is the result of the Nerazzurri’s stubborn refusal to accept any of the financial demands that the player’s representatives, made last week at the eleventh hour.

However, there has seemingly been an ongoing process to try and patch things up.

Inter want the move to go ahead, and so do Udinese who don’t want to lose out on their windfall. And according to DAZN, Samardzic himself still wants to join Inter.

Inter Milan “Cautiously Optimistic” After New Lazar Samardzic Contacts

Samardzic is currently back in Udine.

The former RB Leipzig midfielder travelled back from Milano after it became clear that things were at a complete standstill regarding his move to Inter. Even after he had already undergone his Nerazzurri medical.

But according to DAZN, the player is still holding out for a move to the Nerazzurri.

And, crucially, the broadcaster reports that there have been further contacts between the parties this evening.

What exactly that entails is uncertain. There have been plenty of rumours about different agents with different agendas involved in this transfer drama.

But what DAZN does state is that Inter are “cautiously optimistic.”

In any event, one thing has not changed – Inter will only sign Samardzic on the terms they already agreed to.

Therefore, the only way that the Serb will make the switch is if his representatives drop all new financial demands.

But according to DAZN, the mood surrounding the discussion is no longer pessimistic after the most recent contacts.