NEWS
Monday July 30 2018
Premier League quartet eye Mario

Gazzetta dello Sport reports West Ham, Wolves, Everton and Bournemouth are all interested in taking Inter’s Joao Mario on loan.

The Portuguese international appears surplus to requirements at San Siro, with the Nerazzurri having made a flurry of summer signings.

They are also thought to be in the market for another midfielder, pushing Mario still further down the pecking order.

According to the Italian daily, Inter’s preference would be to sell the 25-year-old on a permanent basis – hopefully while recouping at least the majority of the €40m they spent on the player two years ago.

However, with the English transfer deadline approaching, they may have to accept loaning him out for a second successive season.

Mario spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at West Ham, with the Hammers keen to take him back for a second spell.

Joining the chase for the midfielder’s signature are newly promoted Wolves, whose heavy Portuguese influence could see them steal an advantage, with Everton and Bournemouth also rumoured to be interested.