The Italian agent of Rolando has confirmed that the player will spend the 2013-14 campaign with Inter.
The defender is expected in Milan on Friday for his medical ahead of his switch from Portuguese giants Porto.
“It will be a loan,” Peppino Tirri told FC Inter News. “I think that the buy-out option will be set at around €4m-€5m.
“He’s a good player when you consider what is available on the transfer market in Europe at this moment in time.
“The credit for the move goes to Inter technical director Marco Branca. He’s the man responsible for this deal.
“His relationship with Porto President Pinto Da Costa proved to be the difference.”
Rolando, 27, worked with new Inter boss Walter Mazzarri at Napoli during the second half of the last campaign.
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