Inter could announce Nicolò Barella within hours, as Cagliari have accepted €40m plus another €10m in various bonuses.
The midfielder made it clear months ago he only wanted the Nerazzurri, shunning offers from Napoli, Milan and Roma.
According to Sky Sport Italia, they are just waiting for the final all-clear from the Suning Group chiefs in China.
Barella can make the transfer for €40m cash with €5m in quite easy to achieve bonuses and another €5m in more difficult performance-related add-ons.
This takes the total sum to the original €50m asking price.