Inter Milan are keeping close tabs on Udinese playmaker Lazar Samardzic as they are keen to lure him to the San Siro this summer.
As reported by FC Inter News, the Nerazzurri have been locked in negotiations with Udinese and are exploring every avenue to strike a deal.
Having forked out €33 million for Davide Frattesi, Inter are reluctant to meet Friulani’s valuation of €25m.
Inter are considering a player-plus-cash deal to mitigate Udinese’s asking price.
The Nerazzurri are planning to include young midfielder Giovanni Fabian as a makeweight, which would be of interest to Udinese.
Samardzic was a revelation in Serie A last season, catching everyone’s attention with his incredible performances.
The 21-year-old bagged five goals and four assists in 37 league appearances, and his eye-catching stats place him among the best central midfielders in Europe.
The demand for the Serbian youngster is high, with Napoli and Juventus also keeping tabs on him.
Inter must act fast to land Samardzic due to the heavy competition for his signing.
The former Hertha BSC star also recently downplayed the exit speculation, stating that Udinese is an ideal place to develop.
Samardzic showed his class in the latest pre-season friendly against his former club RB Leipzig, finding the net to lead Udinese to a 2-1 victory.
Inter have been among the most productive clubs in the transfer window, snapping up Marcus Thuram, Davide Frattesi, Yann Bisseck and Juan Cuadrado.
They are working towards signing a new goalkeeper as a replacement for Andre Onana, with Bayern Munich’s Yann Sommer closer to moving to the San Siro.
Inter have ditched their pursuit of Romelu Lukaku after learning that the Chelsea attacker prefers a move to Juventus.
They are now exploring his alternatives, with Arsenal’s Folarin Balogun high on their wishlist.
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