Inter are looking for a double deal with Porto, snapping up both Alvaro Pereira for €10.5m and Fernando on loan.
Director Marco Branca was spotted in Oporto this week to conclude the negotiations for Alvaro Pereira, securing the full-back for a reported €10.5m plus €1.5m in bonuses.
There had been competition from Napoli for the Uruguayan, but the Nerazzurri appear to have won out.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, that wasn’t the only point to the meeting with Porto, as Inter are also targeting midfielder Fernando.
He would follow in the footsteps of Fredy Guarin, arriving at San Siro on loan with option to buy at the end of the season.
“Fernando on loan to Inter? I think that’s a hypothesis that has a foundation of truth to it, considering the economic situations of the two clubs,” his agent told Antena 1.
The Corriere dello Sport claims Porto would like Ricky Alvarez included as part of the deal for the Brazilian.