NEWS
Thursday September 13 2012
Inter to make Arias offer

Inter are keeping tabs on Sporting Lisbon's 20-year-old full-back Santiago Arias, according to reports in Italy.

The Colombian Under-20 international impressed during rare appearances last season for the Portuguese side and is on the radar of the Nerazzurri as they look for a long-term replacement for Maicon, say the Corriere dello Sport.

The Brazilian wing-back joined Manchester City late on in the transfer window, leaving Andrea Stramaccioni's side without any time to replace the 31-year-old.

The Milanese giants are to bid for the youngster in January, with a fee of around €2m likely to tempt the Leoes.

Arias played six times for Sporting last season, having previously joined the club from La Equidad in 2011.