Inter will sign Yuto Nagatomo on a permanent basis from Cesena this summer, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 24-year-old Japan international has impressed Inter since his arrival on loan during the January transfer window.
He is expected to cost Inter close to €4m.
Inter are particularly excited by the commercial opportunities that come with signing a high profile player from the Far East.
Nagatomo is expected to play against Cesena this weekend.
"It will be more than a special game for me," Nagatomo said.
"I want to show all my improvements and I don't want to lose."
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