Monday July 23 2018
Sporting return for Joao Mario?

Sporting CP are reportedly keen on bringing back Joao Mario, but the Inter outcast would have to take a pay cut.

According to Correio de Manha, Sporting are ‘ready’ to rescue Joao Mario, who recently claimed he would not be returning to Inter.

However, the newspaper warns his former club cannot afford the €2.7m he currently earns a season, although it assures ‘an agreement is being worked on’.

The 25-year-old scored 14 goals and assisted 13 for the Portuguese side, before joining the Nerazzurri last summer for €45m.

He spent the second half of 2017-18 on loan at West Ham United, having fallen out of favour under Luciano Spalletti.