Having been close to joining AC Milan six months ago, Porto striker Mehdi Taremi is now set to join Inter Milan.

This is highlighted by Italian broadcaster SportMediaset, via FCInter1908.

There is nothing official yet regarding Taremi joining Inter.

But it certainly appears to be much more of a “when” than an “if.”

The 31-year-old Iranian international is currently at the Asian Cup with his country. Therefore, his focus is with the national side at the moment, and he will not be attending to his future at club level yet.

But Mediaset confirm recent reports that once Taremi wraps up at the Asian Cup, it won’t be long before he puts pen to paper regarding a summer transfer to Inter.

From Being Close To AC Milan, Mehdi Taremi On The Verge Of Sealing Inter Transfer

Mediaset report that Taremi will sign a two-year contract with Inter, containing the option of a further season.

The 31-year-old will earn around €3 million net per season.

And Inter will not have to pay a transfer fee to sign Taremi. This is because the experienced striker’s current contract with Porto runs out at the end of June.

Therefore, Inter can sign Taremi on a free transfer.

The Nerazzurri will certainly see this as a bargain. Particularly given that they had also been considering outlaying a sizable transfer fee to sign the Iranian last summer, before ultimately settling on Marko Arnautovic.

After Inter had shown an interest in Taremi last summer, their city rivals AC Milan had continued to attempt to complete a deal for his signature.

The Rossoneri were even pushing for a deal on the final day of the transfer window.

But Milan were never able to seal the deal.

It seemed as though the Rossoneri would be able to get their man. But the negotiations collapsed on deadline day.