Giuseppe Rossi has agreed a pre-contract deal with Inter and could move as soon as January, according to reports in Italy.
Panorama.it has revealed that the Villarreal striker has reached an agreement with the Nerazzurri with a deal worth approximately €3.5m per season for four years.
The weekly magazine report that the only stumbling block to the deal now, is the fee Andrea Stramaccioni's side will have to pay to release the 25-year-old from his current contract at the Spanish side.
That fee could be a contentious issue as the risks involving Rossi are high – the former Manchester United man has suffered two cruciate ligament injuries in the past 18 months, and hasn't played a full League game since Villarreal's home match with Levante in October 2011.
He is likely to be out of action until at least March 2013, but a deal could be struck with the Segunda Division side as their financial worries tighten.