Earlier today we covered claims from FCInterNews that Wolves are ‘intensifying contacts’ to sign Joao Mario, and the transfer could happen ‘in a few days’ as long as the ‘right offer’ arrives for the Portuguese international.
Gazzetta dello Sport also touch on the subject.
In their Sunday edition, the grand old Italian newspaper has a feature on Inter Milan transfers. The club’s plan, as it often is, seems to be to drag every penny out of players leaving, whilst signing players on loan with a right to purchase if they impress.
An example of this is Gazzetta report an approach has been made to Atletico Madrid for Šime Vrsaljko, who today plays for Croatia in the World Cup final, and who last season played 27 matches for his club.
Inter asked to loan the player and have a right to purchase him for €20m, but not be committed to doing so. Unsurprisingly, Atletico haven’t even responded.
The Italian newspaper reports there’s better news on outgoings as they say Wolves have ‘probed’ the signing of Joao Mario. Wolves are said to have done this via Jorge Mendes, who doesn’t represent the footballer.
Inter are ‘waiting for a concrete offer’. Perhaps the Premier League club should offer a loan with a right to purchase him for €20m next summer.