Inter Milan and Leicester City will seal a deal for the transfer of midfielder Stefano Sensi today.
This according to Italian news outlet FCInterNews, who report that this evening should see the decisive meeting to confirm that 28-year-old’s arrival in the East Midlands on a two-and-a-half-year deal.
Leicester have been after Sensi throughout the January transfer window.
The Foxes’ coach Enzeo Maresca is a fan of the 28-year-old Italian international.
Maresca pushing for Sensi has been a key factor in the transfer happening.
The Italian former coach, formerly an assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, was also decisive in convincing the player himself on the move.
But as of yet, the two clubs have not yet worked out a deal conclusively.
And Inter have been preoccupied with their commitments in the Supercoppa Italiana during the past week or so.
Therefore, negotiations had just been put on hold for a bit whilst Inter and Sensi were in Saudi Arabia.
Not any longer, however. Now, Inter, Leicester, and Sensi are ready to get the deal over the line.
Inter & Leicester To Finalize Stefano Sensi Move Today
According to FCIN, Inter and Leicester will work out the final details of a transfer this evening.
The two clubs should hold a meeting during the evening.
That will see the Nerazzurri and the Foxes hammer out the final details of the deal.
According to FCIN, the total fee that Leicester pay Inter for Sensi will be around €2 million.
First, there will be a fee of €1 million up front. Then, should the recently-relegated team achieve promotion to the Premier League, they will pay an add-on of €1 million.
It certainly looks likely that Leicester will indeed return to the English top flight.
The Foxes are currently seven points clear of Ipswitch Town in second place in the Championship, the other automatic promotion spot. And Southampton are eight points back in third.
Meanwhile, FCIN report, Sensi will sign a two-and-a-half year deal with Leicester.
The Italian and his agent Beppe Riso had initially hoped for a three-and-a-half-year contract. But they will settle for one year less.