Inter Milan Sporting Director Piero Ausilio has confirmed that the Nerazzurri are working to sign Marko Arnautovic from Bologna, and that recent reports regarding Lazar Samardzic are true.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, the Nerazzurri executive briefly updated on a couple transfer situations.

With just a few days before the start of the season, and two weeks left to go in the transfer window, Inter still have business to do.

The Nerazzurri are still sorting out what their attack will look like next season. Meanwhile, there is also uncertainty about the midfield.

However, as Ausilio has revealed, the situations for the two positions look quite different.

Ausilio Confirms Inter Working To Sign Arnautovic From Bologna

In attack, Inter look to be very close to bringing in a striker.

That striker will be 34-year-old former West Ham United and Stoke City man Marko Arnautovic.

Reports suggest that the Austrian’s move to Inter is virtually a done deal.

And according to Nerazzurri Sporting Director Piero Ausilio, that is true. “We’re still just working out some of the last details with Bologna,” he said of the transfer.

Reports About Samardzic Transfer Saga True, Ausilio Saus

Meanwhile, the situation looks quite different regarding Inter’s attempts to sign Udinese midfielder Samardzic.

The move had looked to be right on the verge of happening. However, at the eleventh hour things went off the rail following new financial requests from the 21-year-old’s entourage.

Reports have suggested that the player’s father asked Inter for new commissions, or higher wages, or both.

And, reports have elaborated, Inter have stubbornly refused any changes to the original deal. They will only sign Samardzic if it’s on the terms they initially agreed.

Reports have conflicted a bit, however, regarding the probability that the Nerazzurri could get the deal back on track.

Ausilio, for his part, said that “The reports from the past few days are reliable.”

“We reached an agreement with Udinese, but then a lot of things changed on the player’s end,” he added.