Friday July 20 2018
Inter close to Vrsaljko

Inter are reportedly close to Atletico Madrid full-back Sime Vrsaljko, who is insisting on a return to Italy.

The Croatian international has been heavily linked with the Nerazzurri, who are prioritising him above Matteo Darmian or Davide Zappacosta.

This morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Vrsaljko has made clear to Atleti that he wants to be allowed to make the move, as he’d like to return to Italy.

In addition his relationship with Diego Simeone is poor, while he has been impressed by how much Beneamata Coach Luciano Spalletti wants him.

The Inter offer is a €6m loan with a €25m option to buy, and despite Vrsaljko’s impressive World Cup it’s the only one on the table.

While Atleti initially insisted on a permanent sale, the defender’s desire to join the Nerazzurri has somewhat backed them into a corner.

There’s no rush to close the deal, as Vrsaljko is on a post World Cup holiday for the next two weeks, but Gazzetta expects it will eventually go through.

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