When Barcelona allowed Rafinha to join Inter Milan on loan in January, the two clubs had an agreement that the midfielder will sign for the Nerazzurri on a permanent deal for €35m plus €3m variables.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the agreement was not in writing and that gave the Serie A outfit an opportunity to break it. Inter wanted to reduce the price tag, which was not accepted by the Catalan club.
Inter used Financial Fair Play regulations as a reason to not sign Rafinha on a permanent deal. He is aware that his services are no longer required at Camp Nou.
Rafinha is currently on vacation and he wants his future to be resolved soon as he has set his sights on starting the pre-season with his new club. There are clubs from England, Spain and Italy interested in signing him.
His preference is still to join Inter as he has set his sights on playing in the Champions League next season. From the Premier League, West Ham United are believed to be interested in the player.
The Hammers will start a new project under their new manager Manuel Pellergini for the upcoming season. They have already “made contact” with Rafinha and explained him about their project.
Sport first reported a West Ham official travelled to Barcelona and has asked bout Rafinha. West Ham will not play in Europe next season and that has been a stumbling block for the London club in signing him.