Inter are reportedly preparing to offer Cagliari €30m plus two or three youth team players to secure Nicolò Barella.
According to FCInterNews.it, the Nerazzurri are hoping to whittle down the €50m asking price for the Italy international.
They trust the 22-year-old midfielder will favour Inter over other options, including Juventus, Roma and Napoli.
The proposal on the table is said to be €30m in cash plus two or three of their highly-rated youth team players.
They could include midfielder Lorenzo Gavioli, striker Facundo Colidio, but above all 19-year-old hitman Davide Merola.