Monaco are in advanced talks to sign Inter midfielder Joao Mario and it could be a paid loan with option to buy at the end of the season.
According to Calciomercato.com, the Nerazzurri are hoping to pick up over €18m for the Portugal international, who had also been linked with Sporting CP and Benfica.
FCInterNews.it point to a paid loan with option to buy, which would become an obligation if Joao Mario notches up a certain number of appearances throughout the campaign.
Monaco would also pay the full €3m per year salary during his loan spell.
It’s reported Joao Mario is eager to make the move to AS Monaco, as he is not part of Antonio Conte’s plans and cost Inter €40m in the summer of 2016.