On Monday, Gianluca di Marzio gave the latest update on what has quickly become one of the more advanced transfers around Europe these days: that of Danilo to Inter.
The Manchester City defender hasn’t been a regular first-team player under Pep Guardiola this season, which is something he should be aiming for at 27 years of age.
With that in mind, Inter, who will not make either of Sime Vrsaljko’s or Cédric Soares’ loans permanent, have decided to turn their attention on the Brazilian for next season.
Di Marzio stated the player had agreed to personal terms with the Serie A side, deciding to take a €1m/year pay cut, but that both clubs still needed to agree on a fee.
Fast forward to Tuesday, and Gazzetta dello Sport give us a bit more detail, revealing that, as things stand, Inter have made a €15m + bonuses offer, which Manchester City have yet to accept.
Their starting demands were somewhere between €20-25m, and it’s believed the Italians could still afford to increase their offer without ‘bleeding themselves dry’.
Gazzetta explain the final decision from Inter will come at the end of the season when they will finally know whether or not they have qualified for the Champions League.