Inter Milan have informed Porto of an agreement to sign striker Mehdi Taremi on a free transfer during the summer.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it.
Nothing is truly official between Inter and Taremi yet. The 31-year-old Iranian international is yet to put pen to paper and commit his future to the Nerazzurri.
But that is now just a matter of time.
Inter have been in talks with Taremi’s representatives for a number of weeks now.
And the 31-year-old has made the decision to join when he becomes available at the end of his current contract.
Taremi’s deal with Porto runs out at the end of June.
Inter and Taremi’s representatives have completely agreed personal terms on the deal.
And because there are less than six months left to run on the Iranian’s deal, he is free to negotiate openly with other clubs, and to sign a pre-contract agreement for the summer.
Inter Inform Porto Of Agreement To Sign Mehdi Taremi
Taremi is currently still at the Asian Cup with Iran. He will not sort out his future at club level whilst he is still focusing on his international duty.
But once Taremi returns, he will formally commit his future to Inter.
Everything is ready for the 31-year-old to sign a pre-contract agreement that will set the stage for a summer transfer.
Therefore, Inter have submitted all the necessary paperwork to Porto, the Gazzetta report.
The Nerazzurri have officially informed the Portuguese side of their intention to sign Taremi. And of the fact that a pre-contract agreement is imminent given the state of negotiations.
Reports suggest that Taremi will sign a two-year contract with Inter.
This would include the option of an additional season.
Taremi had already been on Inter’s radar last summer. However, the Nerazzurri did not sign the Iranian due to Porto’s high asking price.
That will hardly be a problem with Taremi available on a free transfer however.