Swiss side Lugano are close to signing wingback Mattia Zanotti from Inter Milan

This according to Italian outlet Oggi Sport, via FCInterNews. The outlet report that Lugano will pay 2 million plus add-ons and a percentage of future resale.

Inter wingback Zanotti spent last season on loan with St. Gallen in the Swiss Super League.

The Italy Under-21 international has been getting his first experience in senior football.

Zanotti made a total of 34 appearances for St. Gallen. He scored three goals and made five assists in the process.

Prior to this past season, Zanotti had come through the youth ranks at Inter.

The 21-year-old played all the way up to the Primavera or Under-19 level for the Nerazzurri. He did also receive a first team debut under Inter coach Simone Inzaghi.

But last season has been an important one for Zanotti’s growth.

The campaign has seen the young wingback start to play at the senior top flight level as a starter.

Lugano Close In On Signing Of Wingback Mattia Zanotti From Inter Milan

It has been another club from the Swiss top flight that has come forward for Zanotti.

There was also some interest from within Serie A. For example, Genoa reportedly considered the young wingback as part of a prospective offer for goalkeeper Josep Martinez.

And Sampdoria were also keen.

However, it is instead in Switzerland that Zanotti will stay.

Oggi Sport report that Inter and Lugano are close to agreeing a deal for the 21-year-old to make the switch this summer.

It will be a permanent transfer. The Nerazzurri will not be sending wingback Zanotti out on loan again.

Oggi Sport report that the deal will be worth 2 million, plus additional add-ons.

Furthermore, the outlet anticipate, Inter will receive a percentage of any future transfer fee that Lugano receive if they are to sell Zanotti.